PlayStation VR is market leader, with Oculus Rift in second and HTC Vive in third.
"in the three months leading up to 30th September, more than 1 million headsets were sold worldwide for the first time. Canalys reports that PlayStation VR was the market leader shipping more than 490,000 head-mounted displays (HMDs) in Q3 2017." That is half a million PSVR sold in just 3 months and all before the holiday rush and Black Friday deals. So it will sell a least another 750,000 to 1 million units before between Oct-Dec. Which will put it at around 3 million install base. So much for the agenda some try to push on here eh? http://n4g.com/news/2125897...
The funny thing about that Cupid, is that you could see the *other side* heavily in the thread bashing PSVR for its obvious holiday season discount deals but neglected that Xbox one was being almost given away as low as $169. http://n4g.com/news/2125769... If PSVR was being discontinued and having a fire sale, what did that make Xbox one's price? It's sad and funny that the Xbox one is selling almost as low as the controller that plays on it. https://www.gamestop.com/xb...
As much as I applaud Sony's contribution in console VR and VR in general, I cant help but think that the future will be more on the AR side rather than the VR side, simply because the option with no HMD will always be more user friendly and in-turn more popular (when it exists, if it actually works as you'd think it should and reasonably priced). So I really hope Sony doesnt put all their chips on VR alone and does some R&D on a VR/AR hybrid unit for PSVR 2.0. That said, in the here and now PSVR is a worthy effort and a must buy for any gamer out there looking for something different and immersive.
I think it will involve some AR - Samsung for example has said their next Gear VR will have AR features, but there is a limit to the immersion you can get with AR. Indoors in your home will have its limits. When you start asking people to go outside with that headset on it starts to lose the appeal. What was done with Pokemon Go won't translate to an AR headset.
I think AR is useful. I have visions of putting on a wireless HMD in an open area with a gun shaped controller in my hands, placing me in the middle of a battle with explosions going off around me. You would need AR to keep you from running into things...
AR is ok but VR is awesome. No contest.
Exactly, they havent tried VR and shit on it because of Sony. They then defend the more expensive HTC and Occulus versions, saying they started before Sony and have more games. Pretty pathetic stance as usual from the Xbox crowd. Wait till next gen when MS get VR itll be the rave of the town. Its pretty hilarious how they crap on anything Sony releated. Just piss in the wind by the sound of Sonys sales numbers. They dont understand their little existense has no sway on the market.
Sorry guys, I wrote the following comment earlier but it got lost in the 'innapropriate' tag. **The truth of the matter is simple, VR/AR is one of the fastest growing technologies we have. In the next 3 years, the VR/AR market will be a whopping $100 Billion (with a 'B'). https://www.digi-capital.co... In that meantime Sony has already positioned themselves as a leader in the market. So on consoles, when people think VR, they think Psvr (Brand Power/Recognition), the same way when the planet thinks of gaming console, they think PlayStation which is why they're able to push almost half a billion consoles in just 20 years. Furthermore, any next generation console that releases without a VR option is DOA. So the questions people need to ask themselves is this; which one of the Big 3 is already miles ahead in that department with actual hard data on what works and work for VR? Which one of the Big 3 will provide an existing fanbase for VR game studios, which in turn, translate to exclusives? Which one of the 3 already has and plans on acquiring a wealthy roster of first party VR studios? When next Gen is gets here, VR game studios will feel much safer making games for the PlayStation platform and PSVR2 since they will already have an existing install base of 7-10 million PSVR gamers that makes it less of risk VS everyone else who will be behind the curve. It always seems like one company is playing checkers, while the other one is play chess. I'll let you guess who the chess master is..**
Exactly, and now that PSVR has talken center stage as VR goes you can bet your last dollar that a much better upgrade is in the works that will put it in the high-end territory of technology, but at a cheaper price.Which will likely coincide with the release of PS5. Sony knows what they are doing, even we don't think they do!
PSVR is selling the most
Using my Oculus headset right now to view this, lol.
the price is finally low enough for more people to bite, imagine of they can get down under $200?
If the price stays at $200 naysayers will see just how much the demand for PSVR will increase. Money is the biggest factor in why PSVR hasn't sold more. I haven't heard too many that have tried it not say that they didn't like it, or want one.
And yet you have Xbox fans calling PSVR a flop, even though it’s leading the charge in a still juvenile technology. That’s the great thing about what Sony is doing; as usual they’re taking the risks and setting VR up for a future on consoles. As the sales grow, so will the technology. Soon enough, we’ll be seeing a significantly improved PSVR 2.0. Meanwhile, Xbox is going to wait until the device has really taken, but out someone else’s headset, and refer to it as their own innovation.
There's a very small, but very vocal, bunch of idiots that have either never tried it, or can't own it (because brand loyalty lol) and so they attack it as 'crap' or say it makes everyone sick. The rest of us are having a great time in VR!
Sony is killing it. Psvr is a Hit. The price now is for all. It already have more exclusives then others devices. True exclusives.
SONY should only bring out a VR headset... when the PS5 is to be released and only if their VR headset is perfectly paired to the PS5 to be the best VR headset on the market. And the cost of VR hardware must come down. In the PC world of gaming... my PC friends won't touch VR. SONY brought out this VR headset to soon, just to compete with the other VR franchises. Weak decision. Slow product take off. SONY's customers that bought their MOVE controller years ago... and then when SONY DIDN'T support it... remember the money they wasted back then... and won't be fooled again. The MOVE controller had great potential and was a great controller to use for several of the games I had for it. Compared to their original Sony toy hand controller... the MOVE controller was outstanding to use. I won't buy a first or second generation SONY VR headset that is paired with an old under-powered game console like the PS4 or the (PS4 Pro), that was never designed for VR hardware.
Sucks for you. Amazing experience on the so called under powered consoles like the ps4 and pro as you like to say. Skyrim shits on any hate about the PSVR you wish to bring.
Sony was talking about VR around the time the PS4 originally launched. Yes, the console was very much built with VR in mind, especially the Pro. VR is still young, hence why there’s going to be some technical hiccups, but for all intents and purposes, PSVR runs great with Pro.
So much for 'psvr is dead' from a certain community lol, it was one of the hottest black friday items. Seems the price was the sticking point for a lot of people
It was expensive for many. Nobody that has tried mine hasn't been very impressed and entertained. Many bought one as a result and I'm sure others will too now it's more affordable. RE7 is my favourite gaming experience this year. I hope anyone who has played the game on a flat TV reflects on that statement... It's a genuine game changer! Next up for me, Skyrim in VR and soon DOOM with the amazing aim controller! 😍
Thats my next psvr purchase the aim controller, if I can get one that is lol.
I love my PSVR, one of the best things I have purchased console wise. All the naysayers and all the negative opinions out regarding console VR and PSVR being limited compared to PC hasnt hurt it. More VR is good no matter the platform, it's something that people need to try before they get it., and even then they have to find the right game to wow them. Everyone I showed it to has been impressed.
The PSVR is a great piece of tech. Thank you Sony! Keep them immersive games coming!
Cool. Hell, I just bought the PSVR last Monday lol! Here's to getting more content developed for VR and VR updates to existing games!
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