SuperData has lowered the PlayStation VR sales predictions massively!
So far, the company predicted the Japanese company to sell 2.6 million virtual reality headsets by the end of the year, but they have chopped that amount to 750 thousand units! Slashing to the expectations to almost just a quarter of the original figures is noticeable, but one of the rivals also suffered from this lowered number: Google’s Daydream went from 450 thousand to only 261 (about a 40% decrease).
Meanwhile, the HTC Vive (450K), the Oculus Rift (355K), and the Samsung Gear VR (2.3 million) numbers stayed untouched. Still, SuperData considers virtual reality as the biggest loser of this year’s holiday season in the gaming market altogether.
Why was the expectation chopped by almost two million PlayStation VRs? The shipping inconsistency, the lack of marketing – these are the main reasons, but the PlayStation 4 Pro also played a role in this scenario. Sony advertised this console with the fact that the VR games look better on the PS4 Pro, making reaching one million in 2016 hardly possible.
Will the PlayStation VR end up as another gimmick?