During a recent interview released to the New York Times, Sony CEO Andrew House has revealed PlayStation VR is selling well beyond company’s expectations, reaching the milestone of 915,000 devices sold as of February 19. According to House, this is something surprising even to him, who didn’t think of achieving that figure in just four months.
“It’s the classic case in any organization — the guys who are on the front end in sales are getting very excited, very hyped up,” House said during an interview he release from his office in the Silicon Valley. “You have to temper that with other voices inside the company, myself among them, saying let’s just be a little bit careful.”
Sony now has the target to ship 1 million PlayStation VR units by mid-April, which would make for that milestone to be reached in just a matter of six months. It’s a huge figure, considering shortages and how much the device itself costs.”You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished,” said House, describing the scene in Japan. He expects supply to improve as early as April.