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Celebrating 3 Million PS VR Systems Sold

We are excited to reveal today that Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially sold-through more than three million PlayStation VR systems worldwide, along with 21.9 million PS VR games and experiences. We’d like to thank all our fans for the amazing support, and we’re thrilled that so many of our gamers have experienced the magic of VR and stepped into the captivating worlds that electrify our senses.

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crazyCoconuts2170d ago

Don't forget to check out that sale on the store. Some pretty good deals there on some lesser known titles...

fiveby92169d ago

I have not tried any VR system yet. But I am interested. I'd want to try to make sure it doesn't make me sick before purchasing. However, I may wait for the next gen PSVR at this point unless I scored a current PSVR real inexpensively. The VR platform sure seems to have some great potential.

Dragonscale2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

@fiveby9, there are plenty of games which don't have motion sickness. Eventually you build up a tolerance anyhow. its well worth the investment, theres nothing else like it.

zaherdab2169d ago

The US store ? i thought it's only ubi sale this week

crazyCoconuts2169d ago

Yea, US store. Digital Only sale.

1nsomniac2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

@fiveby9 @dragonscale you don’t build up complete intolerance that’s why games on other VR platforms rate how likely it is to make you sick. I’ve had my PSVR for over a year & I still get horribly sick. To the point where I’ll literally be sick for 3-4 hours afterwards. I still think it’s great I just can’t play for longer than an hour max.

At this point I would wait for next gen if I were you but if you got it dirt cheap you wouldn’t be disappointed.

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ApocalypseShadow2169d ago

Good advice shaggy, don't start off with the motion games. I did that at the start and got nausea too. Now I can play 98% of games no problem but dirt vr still does it because the camera moves up and down and you don't physically.

But I can play wipeout and drive club vr no problem. Baby steps. Play stationery games like super hot, raw data, etc. Then work up.

rainslacker2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

The most "sick" I've ever gotten was on the roller coaster sections of Rush of Blood. And that was more just a perceived feeling of sudden changes in elevation like you'd feel on a roller coaster, or dropping down a hill suddenly in a car.

Other people may be more prone to actually getting sick from that kind of stuff, but the motion sickness being referred to is of that nature. So, if such things affect you negatively from other experiences you may have had, then VR may not be for you.

This will probably always be a problem for VR though, as the frame rates are already high enough that adding more won't change anything.

The first few times I tried VR, both Occulus and PSVR, I felt a bit dizzy and disoriented, but that passed by the end of my first session. I'd certainly recommend trying it with a game you sit down for on your first attempt.

bouzebbal2169d ago

Good milestone but i am still not sold on it..
not even the lack of games that keep me away but i don't like that people around cannot experience the same as the person wearing VR.

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Ratchet752169d ago

Amen brother.
Can,,t wait for zero hour and rescue bot.

Jinger2170d ago

Very nice! I very much enjoy my PSVR. Can't wait to see what's next for it

crazyCoconuts2170d ago

I'm hoping to see all yall on Firewall when it comes out. Rainbow Six in VR sounds amazing.

Jinger2170d ago

Yeah Firewall looks great. Although, I also though Bravo Team was going to be great as well. So I'm just going to wait for some impressions first.

KickSpinFilter2170d ago

I'm gonna blow your head off. Can't wait!
You gonna get Aim gun also?

crazyCoconuts2169d ago

Aleready got one that was bundled with Farpoint. It's great.

TGGJustin2169d ago

To be fair @Jinger no one really got to play Bravo Team prior to release and the ones who did mentioned it wasn't great. All of the impressions on Firewall from E3 and previews mention it's really fun.

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hench072170d ago

I don't see them pursuing this into next-gen nearly 100m PS4s and only 3m VRs.

ocelot072170d ago

Ohhh they will. Remember PSVR is essentially a accessory for the PS4 a £200+ accessory at that and they have managed to sell over 3 million of them in almost 2 years.

SmielmaN2169d ago

3 mill x $450 avg price (was $500 in Canada when it released) = $1.35 Billion.... + an apparent 7 game/experience attach rate.... Yeah, I think it's sticking around. This isn't a pack in with a system, most of these are stand alone sales. It's not going anywhere. playing with the Gun peripheral is really awesome and its only in its infancy, there's def some incredible things to come.

Kribwalker2169d ago

@smielman

your math is off. It sold 1 million at the higher price (october to june the first year) and only started selling more when the price drop to below $300

playnice2169d ago

I hope VR continues to do well but when you look at how Kinect sold 8 million units within it's first 60 days it's not hard to imagine 3 million isn't a strong guarantee of anything for the next gen.

KillBill2169d ago

MS sold 35 million Kinects as of Oct 2017, production of 8 years. PSVR likely will be around for PS5 but I wouldn't expect it to be anywhere close to Kinect numbers.

ApocalypseShadow2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

Some of you have your math off comparing it to kinect. psvr costs way more than kinect. Obviously it's not going to sell as many when it costs just as much or more than the console.

Where's your high fidelity?

kayoss2169d ago

@killbill
Did you just compare the kinect to the PSVR? You know its two different things right. One of those differences is the price. If you compared Kinect to maybe the Playstation camera, then sure. But a camera to a virtual reality set...nah man, you're off your rockers.

Aenea2168d ago (Edited 2168d ago )

@krib

The price didn't drop below $300 last June that only happened this year and only to $299 at that, cheaper prices have been around but only because they had a sale going. Yes that is indeed the second price drop since release but does that make the 3 million sold any less impressive? Or it being on sale for even cheaper during a set period a bad thing?

Because if it does I know an article that has dropped in price and has been on sale quite a few times as well.....................

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@killbill

What does kinect have to do with PSVR or VR in general? Why drag an MS product into it at all?