It’s not just the new virtual reality headset that the company has announced sales results for, so we’ll also be looking at the results for the PC port of two of their games.
Let’s start with the PlayStation VR2. In its first six weeks (up to April 5), the device has outperformed its predecessor, the PlayStation VR, by 8%, with nearly 600,000 sales since the end of February. So the headset has got off to a better start than its predecessor. Still, the platform’s success will depend on longer-term support (the PlayStation Vita failed due to the rapid withdrawal of support in the West, but the Nintendo 3DS sales have also outperformed Sony’s handheld).
As a result, several games are in the pipeline for PlayStation VR2, including Beat Saber, Behemoth, Crossfire: Sierra Squad, The Foglands, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, Green Hell VR, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Synapse. So Sony Interactive Entertainment is optimistic because the VR market is far from what we might consider the console market… true, after Microsoft, Sony is slowly starting to bring its games to PC, which have so far been console-only.
Turning to the PC results, Sony has released two sales figures for its Games & Network Services division (which includes the PlayStation brand). Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, available on PC since August 12 on Steam and the Epic Games Store, has already sold over one and a half million copies on PC and generated $52 million in revenue. The Last of Us Part I, which was in abysmal condition at launch and has been available on PC since March 28, also on Steam and the Epic Games Store, is at 368,000 sales and has generated $15.5 million in revenue.
These are not outstanding sales, especially for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. It’s no wonder Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan would only release their PlayStation 5 games on PC 2-3 years later…
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