PlayStation VR is making great strides
Today, Shawn Layden, the President, and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America revealed that the sales for PlayStation VR have reached over one million units. The Sony CEO revealed this during an interview with TIME and explained that the PlayStation VR has been sold out practically everywhere since it launched back in October 2016.
It puts PSVR ahead of direct competitors HTC Vive and Oculus Rift according to the research from SuperData, the data reveals that the two sold 420,000 and 243,000 units respectively by the end of 2016, however they are still well behind of Samsung’s Gear VR, which has sold more than 5 million units globally.
What does Sony plan for the PlayStation VR?
According to Layden, Sony is doubling down on the hardware, as he and the company believe that PlayStation VR is here to stay, especially since it already controls the market share over Oculus and Vive. As the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment put it, “We don’t see it as a fad, it’s a brand new medium, not only for gaming entertainment but non-gaming entertainment”. Layden expects sales to pick up this year in large part because of availability. “We’ll have
“The key is advancing the technology without stepping off the platform,” adds Layden. “We want to make sure we have a target platform developers can grow against. We’ll find ways to bump it up, whether that’s through the physical design of the product, which needs tweaks, of course, as everything does. But we also want to make sure we’re firmly grounded in PlayStation 4, so people don’t think they need something else to drive the experience.”