Sony appears to be anticipating a successful PlayStation VR2 launch, with reports claiming two million units of the headset will be manufactured ahead of the early 2023 release date.
According to Bloomberg, sources familiar with Sony’s operation said the company hopes to produce the 2 million units between September 2022 and March next year.
It’s worth noting that while the end of production in March suggests a release date around the same time, it could also refer to the end of a launch window for the PlayStation VR2. Sony’s official release window for the headset is still a bit vague “early 2023”.
Unlike most other pieces of gaming hardware, Bloomberg’s sources said the PSVR 2 hasn’t faced any supply chain issues that have slowed production. In fact, Sony is reportedly able to adjust its production numbers depending on how the device sells at launch.
The company is slowly releasing more information about its new virtual reality headset, most recently confirming that it’s designed to deliver a next-gen experience and as such, original PSVR games will not be compatible. Sony also gave an early look at the headset’s UI and also confirmed on the software side that there will be 20+ games at launch.
While Ghostbusters VR, Resident Evil Village, and Horizon: Call of the Mountain have all been confirmed for PSVR 2, it’s unclear if those will be in the launch lineup or will be released later.
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