Will PSVR 2 sales flop?

PSVR 2 Sales Headed for Disaster, Analyst Claims

International Data Corporation (IDC) claims that PSVR 2 sales will flop and has recommended a price cut should Sony want to avoid a disaster. The company claims that only 270,000 PSVR 2 units will be sold by March 31.

Sony remains optimistic about PSVR 2

Speaking to Bloomberg, IDC’s vice president of data and analytics Francisco Geronimo said that PSVR 2 came at a time of economic uncertainty around the globe.

“Consumers around the world are facing rising costs of living, rising interest rates and increasing layoffs,” Geronimo said. “VR headsets are not top of mind for most consumers under the current economic climate.”

While PSVR 2 does seem like a novelty, Sony has remained optimistic about the headset’s sales. The company previously rubbished Bloomberg reports that it was looking to cut PSVR 2’s production and has said on numerous occasions that it believes the headset will outpace its predecessor.

Reviewers unanimously praised PSVR 2 as a major leap forward in VR but expressed concerns about its library.

Sony has yet to reveal official sales data so we’ll find out in due course just how well the PSVR 2 has sold. The headset launched on February 22nd for $549.99.