Sony's PlayStation VR (PS VR) sold just over 50,000 units in the first few days of its release in Japan, according to recently released data.
Holy moly ! That's very impressive.
The Tech loving Japanese were always going to lap up VR, but to sell 50,000 in a week is still surprising, Mind you using my PSVR this week has been an eye opening experience and has only reinforced what I already knew, VR is here to stay.
That's really not that impressive tbh @Badz Xbox numbers in Japan aren't impressive and neither are these numbers
To think that the Xbone will struggle to even sell half as much of that number this whole year in Japan...yeah, it's pretty impressive.
Maybe for you it isn't. But for many who buy PS VR it is impressive.
Yes it is. It costs $399-499 for us in the U.S. and relatively similar in Japan. It's basically the price of a new console. Japan has an aging population where they sell more adult diapers then baby diapers. We'll have to see if it continues this pace and whether or not it's being hampered by it being sold out or not. But 4.3 weeks in a monthx50,000 would be 215,000 over the course of a month potentially for a peripheral in one country ~1/3rd the size of America (with crap demographics for games, with sliding gaming sales). Also most people who are buying this thing are those that already own a PS4... so it's not yet pulling people in that don't own the console, but selling pretty much only to people that already have one. As we speak, where PSVR has been released, you probably are already at or dang near Oculus+Vive numbers that has been out for half a year now+. That's impressive. We'll see if it keeps up. But it's been a smashing start.
That's pretty nice for that region. :)
Especially considering: 1. Consoles aren't that popular there vs. mobile and handheld. 2. Space is very limited, especially in densely populated cities like Tokyo, and the Japanese are generally turned off by the idea of consoles that require a certain amount of space to play them. 3. PSVR isn't exactly a cheap system to dive into, with its base cost (with camera included) is $460, which is more than the PS4 itself. Impressive indeed! Considering how much I'm enjoying mine, I can see its appeal to them, but considering those factors above I didn't think it would fly off the shelves there.
It wouldn't surprise me if PS4 sales go up due to PSVR. Most attribute console sales to games, but in this instance I actually believe PSVR sales will push console sales. Not just in Japan either, I'm talking Worldwide.
why all the disagrees? it is a very impressive feat
Haters that don't know enough about the subject to formulate an argument, but still want to show the world that this news got under their skin.
Probably just VR skeptics and xbox fanboys. xbox fans are cool with it, but the fanboys just see psvr as something sony has over MS, therefore hate anything positive about it. The xbox fans realize that the better psvr does, the better Xbox's vr support will be when it launches. As for the VR skeptics, well, can't do much about that. If they feel VR is taking the industry in a bad direction, then any good news for VR is bad news for them.
It's what they expected I believe. But still, to get half of the vive's lifetime sales in one country, in one week, and not even the country with the biggest sales potential... impressive.
I dunno about sales potential over there. Tech like that has always seemed to fascinate a rather large number of the Japanese population. They seem to like things that are immersive or bring technology closer to reality. While I can't say that's true of the whole populace, there is obviously a large enough portion to drive sales of this kind of tech.
WOW i am shocked. amazingly well for such a small market in the first week! Edit: why is everyone who views the comment section thinks it is bad? this is a very small market for home consoles and yet it sold a very high amount for such a small region.
I read on another article that initial shipments were limited in Japan. So if true, that is quite the sell thru ratio
Yeah, I heard from someone that lives in Japan that pretty much every place in the big cities are still sold out, so they would've sold a lot more if they had more stock.
Wow! That's 70% of the total sales for the Xbox One in Japan. And that's because they were limited in numbers. That's crazy!!
Excellent work Sony. Been hearing coworkers talking about getting VR.
I think 2.5-3 million within first 3 to 4 months isn't too far fetched Vast majority have been praising psvr Sony once again brings something new to main stream for a reasonable price and without requiring a high end pc Psvr works on original ps4 so sony is forcing people to buy ps4 pro
Probably 50,000 copies of Summer Lesson as well lol.
What about RIGS ? Japanese gamer love mech.
It's the Milo we were promised so long ago....except it doesn't involve a adolescent boy that you draw pictures for.
You can buy the core headset on Amazon right now, but the bundle is sold out and sold out fast. I bought the camera on a best buy sale for $25 awhile back and bought the two move controllers for $10 each at Gamestop when it was first announced the PSVR used them.
Damn boys VR la revolution.
Wow thats pretty good for Japan
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