Latest SuperData report forecasts PlayStation VR will only sell under 750,000 units by the end of the year, revising its previous statement about 2.6 million units to be sold in 2016. “Notably fewer [PSVR] units sold than expected due to a relatively fragmented title line-up and modest marketing effort,” SuperData comments.
HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, meanwhile, remain largely unchanged at 420,108 and 355,088 units, respectively – mainly because forecast was pretty low and SuperData wasn’t expecting them to be a lot higher.
Is this a hugely bad news for virtual reality? Sure it’s not very good, but considering those statements – talking about modest marketing effort and fragmented title line-up – it’s not a bad start for PlayStation VR. It remains to be seen whether Sony will push for it to become mainstream and upcoming supporting titles, like Resident Evil 7, will make the difference already in the coming year.
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