Sony has Officially Sold More Than Three Million PlayStation VR’s Worldwide
The milestone has been achieved well before its second anniversary.
Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced a major milestone in the life of PlayStation VR. The console-based head-mounted display (HMD) has been official confirmed as achieving over three million system sales since it first launched almost two years ago.
After launching in October 2016, several months after its PC-based rivals Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the PlayStation VR soon gained momentum thanks to its comfortable design and ease of use, plugging straight into a PlayStation 4 which itself has seen worldwide consumer success. Neither Oculus Rift or HTC Vive sales have ever officially been released but estimations have put them well under PlayStation VR.
Alongside the three million systems sold, 21.9 million PlayStation VR videogames and experiences have been sold. This has been thanks to SIE’s aggressive sales policy which has seen the headset discounted several times over the last year or so, as well as plenty of PlayStation Store discounts.
To mark the occasion SIE has released a handy infographic (seen below) detailing the life of PlayStation VR and a Totally Digital Sale on the US PlayStation Store, running through 28th August. The store is offering 20 percent pre-order discounts on PlayStation VR titles including Bow to Blood and Torn, alongside up to 40 percent off (or 60 percent off for PlayStation Plus members) on certain titles such as Animal Force, Pixel Gear and Smashbox Arena.
As for what’s popular on PlayStation VR, the top ten most-played videogames on the platform for North America are:
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
- PlayStation VR Worlds
- Rec Room
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
- The Playroom VR
- Job Simulator
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- Batman: Arkham VR
- Superhot VR
With a decent amount of headsets now on the market PlayStation VR certainly seems the go to choice for VR developers looking to get maximum exposure for their experience. For the latest PlayStation VR news from around the world, keep reading VRFocus.