Sony Denies That It Has Reduced PSVR2 Production

The new PlayStation VR2 was reported to have been subjected to a reduction in its production, but Sony has denied this report.

By LCLupus, Posted 01 Feb 2023

A rumor emerged that the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset, which is set to release on 22 February 2023, has seen a massive reduction in its production thanks to a lack of overall interest in the product. However, this has been denied by Sony. The PlayStation 5 manufacturer stated that it has not cut production numbers and that it is "seeing enthusiasm from PlayStation fans for the upcoming launch.”

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The initial rumor was reported by Bloomberg, and it stated that Sony had originally forecast that 2 million units would be produced as part of the initial launch period but that that amount would now be roughly halved to a million. Furthermore, the report stated that the new projections expected 1.5 million units to be sold between April 2023 and March 2024. The report cited multiple sources, but those sources wished to remain anonymous, so their accounts could not necessarily be verified.

However, Sony has come out in response to this by making a statement to According to the company itself, production has not been slashed and it projects that a lot of hype has been built up around the upcoming launch, because of PlayStation VR2 launch titles like Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain, and Resident Evil Village. According to them, this should help the new VR headset make its mark.

The quick response of Sony to this report is an interesting one as it shows that the company wants to immediately quash a report of this nature. A report like this could hit stock prices quite hard. However, the PlayStation VR2 is a tough sell at the moment as it plans to release at a whopping $549.99 excluding console and/or games. This is a high price to pay for an accessory.

Perhaps all is well with the upcoming launch, but VR has not caught on as much as many manufacturers and enthusiasts have wanted. It hasn’t so much been the wave of the future as it was projected to be, but at least it hasn’t fizzled out like 3D TVs, right?

Justin van Huyssteen (@LC_Lupus)
Senior Editor, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): PS4, PS3, Vita
Publisher(s): SONY
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Release Date: 2020

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