Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR’s Installed Base Crosses 2 Million Units

Sony’s VR platform surpassed the 1M mark during the summer 12/07/2017 12:38 PM Eastern

Showing that higher-end virtual reality products are starting to achieve a level of scale, Sony Interactive Entertainment said the install base for the PlayStation VR has surpassed 2 million units worldwide (as of December 3).

The PS VR surpassed the 1 million mark in June.

Sony launched the PS VR, a platform that needs to be connected to a PS 4 console, at retail in in the U.S. and Canada in October 2016. In August, the company cut the price of two VR product bundles by $50.

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Sony said it has released 150 titles for PS VR, selling more than 12.2 million copies globally at retail stores and through digital downloads via the PlayStation Store as of Dec. 3, 2017.

The company also announced that sales of the PS 4 console had surpassed 70.6 million units worldwide, and had sold 617.8 million copies of PS4 games.

Though sales of higher-end VR headsets have been somewhat sluggish, shipments of those products eclipsed 1 million in Q3 for the first time, according to Canalys.

The research firm said PS VR led with 490,000 units shipped in that period, followed by two products that need to be connected to high-octane PCs -- the Oculus Rift (210,000), and the HTC Vive (160,000).

Facebook-owned Oculus and Google, make of the Daydream VR platform, are also working toward a new class of stand-alone VR headsets that are expected to goose consumer demand in the headset category.

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