Sony’s PSVR headset is still facing scarcity in quite a few places, and there were questions on whether this was due to low supply or high demand for Sony’s latest platform. Well it appears Sony wasn’t quite ready for the demand of the market as Andrew House has revealed to The New York Times that as of February 19th over 915,000 PSVR headsets had been sold worldwide. The company has internal targets of having sold one million headsets by mid-April.
Apparently Andrew House was on the side of caution before launch and advised Sony make fewer headsets before launch in case sales weren’t as high as hoped. In the interview with The New York Times he said he was hoping to keep expectations in check.
“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. You have to temper that with other voices inside the company, myself among them, saying let’s just be a little bit careful.”
Neither Oculus or HTC have revealed solid sales figures for the Rift or Vive, but according to The New York Times Sony is leading the VR headset market by a large margin. They use data by SuperData Research which has figures of 420,000 Vives sold, and 243,000 Rifts sold by the end of 2016.
Source: The New York Times