PlayStation VR Headset Will Sell 2.6 Million Units By End of 2016, According to SuperData

PlayStation VR has been received positively since it launched on the PS4 last week and has breathed new life into virtual reality. It’s been so popular in fact that market research firm SuperData revealed back in March that they believe over 2.6 million headsets will be sold before the end of 2016.

VRFocus noted that SuperData has changed their estimate following the release of PSVR and have now given a very precise figure as to how many units that will be shifted by the start of 2017. They reckon that exactly 2,602,370 units will be sold.

We’re not quite sure how they’ve managed to come up with such an exact figure however according to VRFocus, their estimate is based on a number of factors including the install base of PlayStation 4, previous sales of Xbox Kinect as well as Sony’s own performances at launch and their own expectations.

SCEE President Jim Ryan revealed recently that he believes that several hundreds of thousands of PSVR headsets could have been sold at launch, adding that Sony are working hard to make sure stock is available heading into the holiday season.

“We know that the replenishment cycle is a good one, production is going exactly as we anticipated,” Jim Ryan told CNBC. “We have made decisions to further increase capacity at the back end of 2016 and into 2017, so there are going to be a lot of PlayStation VRs around the world.

“Whether that’s enough to satisfy the demands of the market, we’ll see.”


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