Update: Sony has released a statement denying allegations of cutting in half shipments of the PS VR2.
“We have not cut PlayStation VR2 production numbers, and we are seeing enthusiasm from PlayStation fans for the upcoming launch, which includes more than 30 titles such as Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain, and Resident Evil Village,” said the representative to media outlet Eurogamer.
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A new report claims that Sony has now cut in half the PlayStation VR2 shipments due to the disappointing preorder numbers.
Bloomberg has recently reported that Sony will be cutting its shipment forecast in half and it will now be down to 1 million instead of the original 2 million units. It has now been reported that the company is expected to ship 1.5 million new PS VR2 headsets before March 2024.
PS VR2 is set to launch on February 22, 2023 and will have 37 games on day one. Combined with the PS5 (since it’s not playable without it), the total amount needed to play the PS VR2 is more or less $1000, which is quite pricey for today’s gamers. Not to worry though: the PS5 supply shortage is now over and its price might get lower in the coming months or a few years to come. Still, the initial total price is quite expensive and that does not include a game yet.
Sony has not shared any comment to deny or confirm this new report.