The PlayStation VR is Sony’s virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 4 console. According to the latest IHS Markit Report, Sony is expected to sell 1.4 million of its PSVR headsets in the next three months. Considering the fact that this latest PS4 accessory will initially sell at a price of $399, Sony is expected to gain a revenue of roughly $559 million.
Sony’s VR headset was the third major VR headset to emerge in the market after HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sony, however, seems to have gained an edge over its competitors in terms of quality, as well as comfort. Where Vive and Rift, both are supposed to be strapped onto the player’s face, focusing all the weight there, PSVR uses a headband designed to evenly distribute its weight across the players head.
Not only is it more comfortable, PSVR is also cheaper. The Daily Telegraph mentioned how Sony’s effort has a huge potential, and how it’s lower price does not make a disappointing experience. This clever designing is sure to give competitors a run for their money!
Moreover, analysts are fairly optimistic in their predictions for PSVR, and expect the total spending on headsets to rise from $1.9 billion this year to an astounding $7.9 billion in 2020. Although these figures seem quite impressive, only time will tell if they can actually be realized.