Since launching on October 13, 2016, Sony has announced that PlayStation VR has done better than expected by selling 915,000 units as of February 19. This is the first time we’re hearing of any sales figures about the virtual reality add-on for the PlayStation 4.
Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, shared the news in an interview with the New York Times, which according to the report released, Sony internally projected the PlayStation VR add-on to sell 1 million units within the first six months of release.
Games like Resident Evil 7: biohazard, which is fully playable in VR, is cited as one of the reasons the unit, the average time spent using a VR has doubled.
As of now, this milestone will be reached much sooner than expected. On the current scene in Japan, “You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished,”
Priced at $399 in the US, $499 in Canada, the base VR model includes only the headset and to properly enjoy VR you need to shell out extra for the PlayStation Move wands, and the PlayStation 4 camera.
For more about the PSVR, check out our review.