News game PSVR 2: Sony denies, its virtual reality headset is not in bad shape!
Published on 01/02/2023 at 10:53
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After a PSVR sold more than 5 million copies, the next generation of virtual reality is coming to Sony with the PSVR 2 for the PlayStation 5. Only here, while some analysts predict a mixed success because of its price, Bloomberg has claimed in a recent article that the Japanese giant would have reduced the sales prospects of the helmet and reduced its production. Sony refutes.
Un démenti en guise de réponse“Buy it, use it, break it, fix it”
A denial in response
On January 30, Takashi Mochizuki of Bloomberg wrote that according to sources close to Sony, the Japanese firm had considerably reduced its sales forecasts for the PSVR 2 and was in the process of warning its supplier partners that production could decrease. The article stated that Sony would have halved its projections, going from two million to one million headsets ready for launch. Nevertheless, the PlayStation dad refuted this information at GamesIndustry.biz, saying it hasn’t cut back on PSVR 2 production. Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village” can we read. Although Sony specifies not to reduce the production of its accessory, it does not deny the drop in forecasts internally. Yes, communication is an art.
While its release is scheduled soon, the PSVR 2 is a bit heckled by industry observers. Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis believes that Sony’s headphones will enter the market “in an extremely difficult time”. It projects between 1.2 to 1.5 million sales over the whole of 2023. For Paul Tassi at Forbes, “the PSVR 2 is the wrong device, which arrives at the wrong time and at the wrong price”.
“Buy it, use it, break it, fix it”
Officially, Sony remains confident. The group knows that its helmet is technologically advanced. Designed to be lighter, with a vent to improve airflow, the headset features 3D audio and can display games at 2000 x 2040 resolution per eye (4000 x 2040 in HDR). One of the biggest flaws of the first PSVR should be erased thanks to the addition of PSVR 2 Sense controllers. Another big flaw is still present: the Sony accessory will require a wired connection to work..
Players who fall for the PSVR 2 can have fun with some big cartridges like Horizon: Call of the Mountain and the VR version of Resident Evil Village. Yes, there is also Fantavision 202X in the bundle. In total, a small forty games will be available during the launch window.
As a reminder, the PSVR 2 will cost 599.99 euros. At this price, you will find in the box the helmet, the PSVR 2 Sense controllers and headphones. It will be available on February 22, 2023 in France.
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