After almost two years of wait, between when it was first announced in 2014 under the code name Project Morpheus and now in 2016, the PlayStation VR has finally arrived. Due to PS4’s massive global userbase, it has already gained a heads up on its two major competitors, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Sony’s virtual reality headset works with the PS4 console while the other two require hardcore gaming PC setups.
In July 2016, a couple of months after the Vive’s launch, the sales figures reported an install base of about 100,000. The Oculus Rift was said to have sold even fewer units than the Vive although the Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey brushed it off saying that the figures were not accurate. However, a rough estimate seems to indicate that the PSVR has overtaken them both.
While official sales figures haven’t been dropped yet, Sony’s president and chief executive Jim Ryan hinted at increasing production for the PSVR due to early figures of the pre-order data that indicate a higher estimate as compared to the launches of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
This is exciting news for the users of PlayStation VR who see the peripheral going far if the launch is to be a major success.