The company last announced the number of PSVR sales in 2017, when it crossed the 2,000,000 units sold threshold, which isn't bad for an unproven VR system that initially cost more than a PlayStation 4 (PS4) and just as much as the PlayStation 4 Pro console on which it relies. The tweet also included a picture of the PSVR headset being gawked at by those cute, little robots from the Sony first-party game, Astrobot.
The PlayStation accessory became so popular that market research back in 2016 revealed that the PS VR took control of the market share over other VR devices such as Oculus and Vive. "We are several years away from this becoming significant".
To celebrate the occasion, Yee additionally announced the launch dates of two highly anticipated PS VR games. "Creed: Rise to Glory" features the same title character as the MGM/New Line Cinema film "Creed II", the latest movie in the "Rocky" film series, which is being released theatrically November 21.
The firm revealed that The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim VR was the most played game so far on the platform, just ahead of PlayStation VR Worlds - the introductory title containing five experiences created to acclimatise users with virtual reality. The game is called Creed: Rise to Glory and will launch on PS VR systems September 25 with pre-orders underway now.
For the sci-fi oriented gamer, Sony has unveiled Evasion.
Statista forecasts that Sony will account for 43 percent of the VR devices shipped in 2018, with Oculus following at 19.4 percent and HTC at 12.9 percent. They're offering pre-order discounts of up to 20% off on select VR titles and up to 40% off (60% for PS Plus members) on select VR titles that are already out.
And it's not like Sony hasn't made PSVR accessible.