According to a new report, when Sony launched the PlayStation VR, it set an internal goal to push one million units of the virtual reality headset within six months of launch. It appears that the company has come close to achieving that goal with time to spare. The report reveals that Sony has sold 915,000 PlayStation VR units to consumers ever since it was released in October last year.
This figure was revealed to The New York Times by the chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House, who also added that he would be “very happy” if more than ten percent of the entire PlayStation 4 user base bought the PlayStation VR headset.
The PlayStation VR is unlike other headsets in that it requires the PlayStation 4 to function. It’s also a bit more expensive compared to mobile VR headsets but then again, it’s more powerful as well. Sony has been working hard to bring more titles with PSVR support to the PlayStation 4 in order to make it worthwhile to purchase the PSVR.
It’s interesting to note that Oculus and HTC who are makers of competing virtual reality headsets have yet to reveal official sales figures of the Rift and Vive respectively. Sony is being more transparent with the numbers but they do appear to be going in its favor.