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PSVR 2 Sales Reach 600,000 Units In Six Weeks

Sony reveals next gen virtual reality hardware sales beat the original by 8%, shares plans to invest in new IPs

Within six weeks of its launch, the PlayStation VR 2 has sold nearly 600,000 units, surpassing the sales performance of the original PSVR.

During a recent Sony corporate strategy meeting, the platform holder provided various details about its games business, which encompassed insights regarding the launch of the PSVR 2.

Although specific figures were not disclosed, Sony revealed that the PSVR 2 achieved an 8% higher sales number compared to the original PSVR in the first six weeks. The PSVR 2 sales approached the notable milestone of 600,000 units, while the original PSVR fell within the range of 500,000 to 600,000 units.

Investing in new IPs

Sony did not provide any further information about the performance of the PSVR 2 beyond the initial launch period. However, prior to the headset’s release in late February, the company denied a report suggesting that production numbers for the PSVR 2 had been cut.

Also, during Sony’s corporate strategy meeting, the company expressed its intention to enhance investment in new intellectual properties (IPs). In fiscal year 2019, the majority of PlayStation Studios’ investment (around 80%), was allocated to existing IPs. However, it is projected that by the end of fiscal year 2023, this figure will decrease to approximately 60%. Sony also aims to invest evenly, with a 50% allocation to new IP and the remaining 50% to established IP by fiscal year 2025.

And in late April, Sony disclosed its financial results for FY2022, revealing that the PS5 had shipped 19 million units during that period. Additionally, game revenues experienced a significant increase of 33%, reaching $26.5 billion.

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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