Sony’s virtual reality system, the PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units worldwide as of February 2017, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES). President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Andrew House believes that the PS VR will lead its competitors in the VR market.
“Since its October launch, PS VR continues to be well received by people around the world thanks to the high quality, revolutionary VR experience it offers. With more than 53.4million PS4 units sold globally, we firmly believe PlayStation VR will take the lead position in the VR market” he said. “We are increasing production to meet demand and will continuously support content developers as they create innovative VR experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.”
The number of PS VR software titles is steadily increasing, with more than 100 games being launched. Third-party support is also in abundance as the number of developers and publishers has increased to more than 360, ranging from indie studios to well-established publishers in the industry, culminating in more than 200 titles being developed for PS VR. This includes highly anticipated launches such as Ace Combat 7, Final Fantasy XV, Tekken 7, Farpoint, and Gran Turismo Sport.
If the sales figures and the number of exclusive virtual reality games are anything to go by, it certainly points to PS VR breaking the 1 million mark by the end of 2017. This will be in line with Sony’s efforts to top the console wars again this year.