Sony has reportedly slashed its expected PS VR2 shipments in half following disappointing pre-orders. According to Bloomberg, Sony originally expected to ship 2 million PlayStation VR2 headsets during its launch quarter but it has now cut that down to 1 million units.
The report goes on to reveal that Sony has told a number of supply partners to expect a reduction in the number of orders for OLED displays used in the PS VR2 headset. The supply partners have been notified that Sony expects to ship only 1.5 million PS VR2 headsets in the 11 months following the launch of the technology. This would span from April 2023 to March 2024.
PlayStation VR2 is expected to launch on 22 February. The unit costs more than the PS5 console which is likely the reason why pre-orders are lower than expected. Sony has also struggled with shipments of the PS5 console itself so gamers are likely playing catch-up at the moment while getting their hands on it.
The PS VR2 unit will set you back R13,499 in SA. There’s also a bundle that includes the anticipated Horizon Call of the Mountain. This bundle costs R14,499.
Sony has a strong lineup planned for the hardware rollout in February. The company announced 38 games which are expected to launch either on the street date or around the time. These include PS VR2 exclusive titles such as The Dark Anthology: Switchback, Horizon Call of the Mountain and Gran Turismo 7.
Original PS VR games are also being ported over to the PS VR2 tech. These include Tetris Effect and Rez Infinite. These ports will feature unique gameplay mechanics for the advanced VR headset.