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Sony Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets

March 25, 2019 / IAN HAMILTON

Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 million headsets sold through March 3, 2019. Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. Samsung released some sales figures for its Gear VR headsets, but those systems offer a different caliber of experience compared with PlayStation VR.We last heard Sony cleared 3 million headsets sold in August 2018. The headset first went on sale in late 2016. The PlayStation Aim controller (above) was released in 2017 with support in some VR shooters. Astro Bot, Beat Saber and other games have clearly driven sales for the system into 2019.A Sony livestream today announced a series of new VR games coming to the system in the next few months, including No Man’s Sky and Five Nights At Freddy’s.We’re of course curious what the future holds for Sony’s VR system. The PlayStation Move controllers and single sensor used with the PSVR system could be improved dramatically in a second generation ...