Bumper Christmas sales of over 700,000 units have pushed Sony’s PlayStation VR ahead of the competition to become the market leader. However, Oculus Go, the wireless portable device, also had strong sales of 555,000 units, with Oculus Rift moving 160,000 units and Vive just behind with 130,000.
This means annual VR revenues topped $3.6 billion, beating the forecast of $3.3 billion. SuperData are predicting Oculus’ new headset, Quest, will have strong sales in 2019 due to “high consumer interest” but at $399 it’s double the price of PSVR and that may put some consumers off.
When combining AR, VR and other ‘experiences’, Superdata expect revenues to top $34.1 billion by 2022, an increase of 442% compared to last year. By then we should have the PlayStation 5 and PSVR 2.0, but will they help Sony keep the lead?