In an interview with the New York Times, Even Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, disclosed the sales numbers for the PlayStation VR for the very first time since its inception into the market.
As of February 19, roughly four months after the first one was sold, he revealed that the PlayStation VR had sold 915,000 units. This places Sony well within reach of surpassing their goal of 1m units sold by the six-month mark in April. “You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished,” said Mr House in his interview, speaking of scenes in Japan, one of Sony’s largest markets by far.
He also said supply for the units should improve by April, as Sony also aims to roll out in other regions by fall.
With an almost one million strong audience to cater to, some of the bigger publishers may come to the party to join Capcom, who’ve experienced great success with Resident Evil 7: biohazard. Since its release, the average time spent using the headset has doubled, claimed House.
The next big PlayStation VR title, Farpoint, releases in May alongside the new gun device, PSVR Aim controller. Its hope is to allow greater precision when aiming weapons within virtual reality worlds.