Sales of Sony’s PlayStation VR tech are on track to outsell the combined sales of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, according to data tracker GfK’s October consumer panel survey.
I guess we will see over time, but at this point it seems that HTC, Oculus (arguably somewhat different markets - PC), and Microsoft (although not VR at this point, still PS competition), just can't compete with Sony on a global scale. Too many resources with regards to software AND hardware mean it is an uphill struggle for them all.
Wow...PSVR "on track to outsell the combined sales of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift". And all I kept hear from the haters was "PSVR is a FLOP". Well I don't see how the market leading product (which is set to outpace the combined sales of the other major home VR solutions).....is a flop
I own a PSVR, and love it.
But just outselling two other failed devices and being "market leader" isn't enough.
It's like being the tallest midget in the room. Congratulations you outsold 2 devices hovering at 200k each. That means PS VR is finally crossing half a million.
Congrats? I can see all the publishers will be lining up for miles and miles to make games for a platform with half 1 million players
@jholden 500k in just the UK.
VR in general is great. Its definitely a conversation starter too. In fact, Ive had a much more "social" experience playing VR games than I do playing regular games.
It is time we will have to recognize and then accept that opinions on the internet are easily faked. This is the marketing campaign of the 21st century, hiring teams of people who go online and poke around internet forums being vocal about their hired opinion, get paid. That's what I would do if I were PR. So of course you will hear people shout so loud against facts that the consumers will almost believe it.
VR is a pretty niche product at the moment, but this is still a good thing for the technology going forward, even if sales are fairly low ("being the tallest midget in the room" as jholden put it) Sony are giving the tech chance to evolve.
Wouldn't it be better to say PSVR is the fastest growing baby in the room than the tallest midget? I mean midgets being fully grown while VR is still in its infancy and all.
The thing is sold out everywhere...what do you want?! There are new releases every week.
It's true...it bring friends to your house, even older people and casuals are fascinated by it. It's proper excitement..feels a bit like when the PS1 came out back then.
This is probably one of the easiest predictions thus far.
They have the higher install base, they have the cheaper entry level, they have a working product and they are worldwide brand recognized name.
I'm still not sure why people were seriously trying to debate this years prior.
The requirements for Oculus Rift are absolutely ridiculous for it to ever take catch on mainstream.
The Rift and Vive total about 500-600K sales, according to Steam. Oculus probably has a bit more than Steam likes to claim, given their partnership with HTC, and the fact that many Rift owners may never register their device with Steam.
If the PSVR is leading them... well that's not saying a whole lot. That's a small fraction of the sales that devices like the Kinect had (18 million?), and it was considered a flop... just sayin'.
Besides, it's only just recently that hardware to make PC VR cheap became available, and lets face it, it is superior, and there is just plain more software. Don't count Sony's chickens too early.
Gotta love the naysayers. This is only the beginning for VR.
But it shouldn't be an uphill struggle for Vive and Oculus. They are on an open platform - PC... which is a huge advantage.
It's just that the majority of VR content is being produced by porn companies.
They need to invest greatly in gaming/software development boutiques.
Actually the hurdle to buy an expensive PC and PSVR being a closed system is the biggest disadvantage PC VR has.
Actually that is a lot. If PSVR has more than the combined totals of both the HTC and Oculus in a matter of weeks, it means VR has found a proper launch device to propell content into people's homes. It will only get better from there. This is good news for VR in general not just for Sony.
Touch launch will renew some interest in Oculus no doubt (can't wait for mine to arrive). But Sony has the advantage of offering the lowest barrier of entry to the VR world. And while I still feel my Rift is definitely superior in both image and tracking, the PSVR is still a great entry point for many and has the advantage of some of the Sony franchises backing it.
Bought my Rift today, and it came with a £100 voucher that will be going on the touch controllers. I've also got a pretty decent size room built specially for the occassion. Can't wait to take it to room scale :)
Congrats. Hope you enjoy it!
add me on Oculus if you want (same username as here) once you get it set up.
You guys are gonna love roomscale. ;)
Had a bit of a play around. VR.... is the best thing ever.
compared to vive how are the vr system requirements compared to the vive. I'm saving out for the vive but it just costs so much and im gonna need a new computer for it. I thought about the psvr but there's just not anything out there that interests me enough to get it along with a lot of the review scores on the titles not being so great. I cant really trust new people trying it out cause there still in that new tech orgasm high like i was with the vive.
Rift and Vive PC requirements are basically the same. You are looking at a fairly decent PC - power wise, in order to play VR properly.
Sony just does gaming better,they know how to make hardware cheap and affordable with games to match.
The thing I like the most is how they win even if their comp has more money,better hardware or released before them.
What did they win? Selling more doesn't make them better, it simply means more people are buying it. Did you already forget last gen where Wii sold the most consoles? Were they the best or was there a more "premium" experience else where?
Wii won last gen, PS4 is winning this gen so get over it.
I Can say with pride I have never EVER even held a wii controller.
@Liquid *slow clap* You totally missed the point.
N4G gets dumber by the day. Pointless argumenting with people who use emotions over reason and evidence.
Comparing psvr to the wii is like comparing a supermodel to a fat ugly hairy chick
Lol. Right now Sony is offering a more premium experience on console and you can also say theyve been offering a more " premium " gaming experience on console since launch.
Death you kill me. PS4 is killing it, let it go. The jealousy is strong with you
I own a PS4, Xbox One and WiiU. I still have my PS3, 360 and Wii from last gen as well as all the consoles from each gen prior to that. I am also a PC gamer. I disagree that Sony does gaming better/cheaper/etc. Each company brings something to the table that all gamers can enjoy with none being "better" for everyone. Sales have never determined a "best" in any category other than sales. Each generation we see each company doing something different from the others, but none have done everything better than the others.
What would you like me to be jealous of? I am just as upset or jealous that PS4 is selling the best as I was last gen with the Wii holding that title. Before Sony it was Nintendo and Atari prior to that. I still have them all. I enjoy gaming while others enjoy sales. It's a fun place to be.
If you really want us to believe you own a PS4 you should maybe try to downplay Sony products and games at every chance you get.
That wasn't the case when the PS3 launched at £500.
Ahh how the Sony fanboys love to forget...
... and before the butt hurt call me a fanboy just know I have a PC an PS4 and look forward to gettin the NS next year. Those of us with income don't need to stick to one platform.
And those of us with good judgement and decisive personalities don't have to buy any old piece of crap console and choose wisely instead.
The PS3 was a great deal even at launch. It was a powerful gaming machine with Bluray support for less than the cost of a standalone Bluray player at the time. And unlike the competition it was actually designed for HD from the start.
Yeah and Dodge sells more family mini vans than Ferrari sells sport cars, but I still rather have the Ferrari.
Just did a quick Google, a Dodge minivan starts at $24k...
Since PSVR is not even half the price of the PC VR headsets I'm now assuming Ferrari makes cars in the $40k to $50k price range?
Sign me up!
Really doesn't matter, my point still stands. You could use McDonald's cheeseburgers vs one at a steakhouse too if you want different analogy. Cheap things sell more than quality things is my point.
But the PS4 is cheaper and better than the competition. So your analogy fails.
PR hit squad you ate right psychotica?
But the Ferrari owners are not begging for anything from Dodge, lol.
And do you have... a Ferrari?
He has a Ferrari poster on his wall (but a Dodge mini van on his drive).
You have no point if its been proven wrong.
Thank you for trying.
Sony just needs to release more games for PSVR and they will have a monopoly of the VR markey
PlayStation Experience will announce more PSVR games.
Actually the lineup already is impressive for a launch lineup and there are more titles released every week.
I don't know if monopoly would transfer well to VR. /s
@Doctor, he means monopoly the board game hence the /s lol.
"Sony just needs to release more games for PSVR and they will have a monopoly of the VR markey "
Yeah, they should just whip that up. I wonder why they haven't busted out the awesome library, just yet?
Quantity wise we have had a nice launch line up, but must play VR titles with mass appeal are a little trickier to find or arguably not here yet.
Waiting for a VR game with a lasting appeal and a deep rich game system.
There is RIGS for you.
Rez Infinite is pretty close to being a perfect VR experience IMO. Some genres don't translate as well to VR, but Rez was originally conceived as a VR game so it translates perfectly!
There will be no Sony monopoly. Sure they will outsell Rift and Vive combined many times over, but the real mass market VR will be Gear VR and Daydream.
It would be interesting to know exactly how many PSVR units have been sold so far. Seems like it's doing well. By the time I get one there should be plenty of content to choose from :)
I have owned the PSVR since launch and I can honestly say its the best thing to happen in gaming since gaming was invented.
Its been 6 weeks and the wow factor just never ceases to amaze me everytime I put on the headset and play. With the exception of Modern Warfare remaster I just cant enjoy "flat games" like I use to after experiencing how amazing VR is
I think the ability to save your progress was a bit more important than virtual reality, no? :P
Or maybe analog sticks?...
Im talking in terms of gameplay and fun factor. This leap in gaming is bigger than going from SNES to N64.. I mean this puts you in the game, im not talking about in a marketing gimmick kind of way, I mean you are IN the game and no longer an outside observer just controlling things like with flat gaming
Hmm, I'd still say the jump from 2D to 3D games was a larger jump than virtual reality, personally.
Virtual Reality enhances what we already have whereas 3D environments shifted genres into a new perspective as well as introducing the FPS, TPS and many more types of games that could no exist without that leap.
Virtual Reality is absolutely superb for immersion, though but I don't think it's as significant as something like saving, analog sticks or the jump to 3D gameplay.
Edit: Well apparently not. The community speaks. Virtual Reality is a bigger deal than the introduction of games in the third person perspective... :|
that's the thing about opinions no one thinks exactly the same way. Also you don't seem to understand what ps4 gamer means. it's not about importance it's about immersion and fun. Saving didn't add to immersion going from 2d to 3d although helped add some immersion VR really puts you in the game and that's why people love it when they try it (besides the people that get easily sick but they can't use Rollercoasters either so /shrug
I understand. Perhaps I was being a little abrasive.
I still think the jump to the 3rd person perspective was a more fun improvement to video games though. :P
Without that jump there would be no Metal Gear Solid, no Grand Turismo, no Mario 64, no Ocarina of Time and games wouldn't effectively be what they are now without making that leap. It wasn't that the 3D perspective just made games more immersive, it also introduced new types of games and new ways games could be created that without the jump, wouldn't be possible.
Isn't the fun factor of VR based on the foundation that games in a 3D perspective are fun to begin with? Of course extra immersion is always fun and that's the future that virtual reality has in store for us, but it relies on the grounds that 3D video games are fun.
I hope people don't get the wrong idea that I am downplaying virtual reality or anything. I think the added immersion is awesome, and if this is your number one priority in games, that's understandable. But I just don't see it as groundbreaking as the leap to 3D games was. Without that jump, we'd be playing VR games on a 2D plane (which actually would be pretty cool, but you get my point. :) )
You aren't making any sense.
what negativity ? people just disagreed with your points. All people are saying is you can't say anything till you give it a go it's a personal experience thing, just lots of people love it is all. I started using VR with my s7 egde and the gear vr with that and it was impressive as is but most other VR is far better and even more impressive.
We aren't talking about importance we are talking about the immersion and fun factor ...we can't judge importance till we have seen what VR does in the future. We need hindsight to know for a fact how important it is in my opinion because we can't see its long term effects till we actually see its long term effects. All I know right now is VR brings something completely new and exciting and everything I have played in VR feels so much more fun which is what gaming is all about and has been since 1980s when I was gaming.
yup that's what people don't get when looking at vr games ......its not the same as normal gaming it's not even close ......the immersion you get from vr is so far ahead of what we can get from general gaming it's not even fair to judge them the same way. VR NEEDS to be tried to understand.
Absolutely. It's akin to explaining LSD or eating Chilean sea bass to someone. It must be done first hand, or too much is lost.
Its like trying to describe sight to blind people, impossible. You have to experience it first hand which a lot of people judging by their comments, obviously haven't lol.
It sounds like everyone is enjoying it, and judging by the negativity I have received, it speaks volumes about the future it has.
I guess I can only concede, really. :P It's clear from the reactions that is has a very exciting future.
This is fantastic news for VR as a whole, I was an early adopter to the Vive and this makes me happy, maybe we will get some big producers making some content rich lengthy games, I do prefer the Vive as its the better tech with such things as 360 degree movement and room scale, but Sony has a massive advantage of only releasing quality games due to there process of vetting out the terrible ones, unlike the Vive and Rift where a lot of stuff is partially finished or done via Steams Greenlight program and are underwhelming, I think its only the beginning of VR tech and I am glad to say I was one of the people that bought the 1st mass produced revision, its because of the small % of gamers that do these things that it gains popularity and momentum to force people to sit up and take notice! roll on the VR future!