Sony has officially announced that their PSVR headset has hit 1 million sales worldwide, this makes the PSVR the most successful VR headset across the board. CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden confirmed this info to The Verge, also adding that the company has also sold 5.25 million units of VR games worldwide.
While the sales are still pretty good for a VR headset, it didn’t meet Sony’s original projections of 1 million in the first 6 months, rather, it took two extra months to hit that prediction. Layden said that a contributing factor was the supply constraint – things should get better now.
“We’ll have freer supply in the marketplace. We got to a point around Christmas where you would be hard-pressed to find VR anywhere. So we dialed back some of our promotional activity at that time because we didn’t want to be promoting a platform for people to find out they couldn’t get it. I didn’t want to create more unhappy customers.”
In other PSVR related news, Developer Forge Reply has just announced Theseus, a modern interpretation of the story of the minotaur, the labyrinth, and the besotted Ariadne.
Theseus uses a cinematic approach to make gameplay feel more realistic and immersive, accentuating the labyrinth’s hostile, foreboding nature. Deep within its core, there is a pillar of light that draws Theseus inexorably closer, but the beastly Minotaur is the ruler of this domain, watching his every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake.