PlayStation VR tops 4 million units sold

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset has sold through 4.2 million units worldwide as of March 2019.

First launched in fall 2016, the PSVR headset initially cost consumers $399. The price has since come down considerably, with a brief period over the holidays where the Astro Bot Rescue Mission + Moss Bundle was on sale for just $199. That same bundle is now $249 on Amazon, which is still $150 cheaper than the launch price (and it includes two critically-acclaimed games).

The price cut and growing library of PSVR-supported games are enticing consumers to buy into Sony’s vision of virtual reality. The success of PlayStation VR combined with strong sales of the PS4 – which topped 90 million at the end of 2018 – helped Sony rack up a $2.1 billion profit in the second quarter of last year.

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The success of the PlayStation VR sets up the PS5 nicely. Assuming that existing PlayStation VR models are compatiable with PS5, Sony’s next-gen system will be able to take full advantage of a built-in user base of over 4 million VR headsets.

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