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Sony ramps up PSVR 2 supply ahead of 2023 release date
Sony is planning to make two million headsets by March next year, pointing to high launch day demand
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: PSVR 2 supply
🧑🏭 Sony is planning to make two million PSVR 2 headsets by early next year
🥽 The headset is due to release in “early 2023”, with March a likely release date
🤔 It took eight months for the original PSVR to sell one million units
🙏 The supply commitment means Sony is confident that its new headset will be in high demand
Sony will reportedly have two million PSVR 2 headsets ready by March next year as it prepares to avoid the same PS5 restock problems it’s encountered over the last few years.
PSVR 2 production apparently began in September and, so far, hasn’t encountered any supply chain constraints, according to Bloomberg’s sources.
Sony’s commitment to such a high figure suggests it’s confident there will be demand for its next-gen VR headset, as the original PSVR 2 took eight months to sell one million units. Sony will be hoping to replicate the success of the Meta Quest 2, which shipped 2.8 million units in its first three months.
However, we’re still waiting for a PSVR 2 pre-order date, as well as an official price. Sony has said the PSVR 2 will launch in “early 2023”, which could be March next year, and due to the PSVR 2’s impressive specs, many believe the price point could be between $400 to $500. The Meta Quest 2 was $399 when it launched in October 2020 but was subject to a $100 price increase.
We're also expecting to see more PSVR 2 games announced before launch. Sony recently confirmed that PSVR 2 will not be backward compatible with PSVR games, which will be a blow to anyone who backed Sony’s first foray into virtual reality.
More PS5 hardware is on the way 🔜
The PSVR 2 isn’t the only new hardware we expect to see from Sony in the coming months. The PS5 DualSense Edge Controller was announced at Gamescom 2022, but just like the PSVR 2, there’s no price or release date currently. Based on our analysis, we believe it’s likely the PS5 DualSense Edge Controller price will be between $179 to $249.
Sony is also releasing a new color variant of some of the best PS5 accessories. The Gray Camouflage Collection arrives in October and lets you give your console a “fresher, more contemporary feel”, according to Sony.
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