Expectations for the PlayStation VR this holiday season have been incredibly high. Supported by some big name releases including GT Sport, today’s launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and the forthcoming DOOM VFR, the head-mounted display (HMD) was anticipated to receive a boost in sales. However, thanks to a ‘Black Friday’ deal from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), the PlayStation VR has now become the number 1 selling product on Amazon in the UK.
This chart-topping success isn’t restricted to Amazon’s ‘PC & Video Games’ category, but the site-wide sales charts governing all products available via the online retailer. At the time of writing, the PlayStation VR has seen a sales increase of 46,700 per cent, raising 467 places in the sales chart since the launch of the discounted bundle this morning.
The new PlayStation VR bundles available for a limited time only include the PlayStation VR HMD itself, a PlayStation Camera, PlayStation VR Worlds and either GT Sport or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, all together for just £249.99 GBP. This marks a huge saving off the typical separate selling price of around £469.96.
Today’s launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR has been met with a rapturous response from the PlayStation VR community also, with the retail edition currently sitting in sixth place on Amazon’s PC & Video Games sales chart. This is unsurprising however, as VRFocus’ review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR states: “For those who dreamed of a truly immersive role-playing experience, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is simply the best opportunity available today.”
The PlayStation Move motion controllers have also seen a boost in sales, now in 15th position, and PlayStation VR compatible titles Star Trek: Bridge Crew, GT Sport and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood have also all climbed into the top 50, along with the PlayStation Camera.
The success of the PlayStation VR is currently a leading light for the virtual reality (VR) industry, with price, ease of access and variety of software titles being the formats greatest strengths. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the PlayStation VR and the videogame titles coming to the platform.