Sony’s CFO, Hiroki Totoki, recently expressed confidence that the upcoming PSVR 2 could outsell its predecessor. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Totoki stated that “VR1, we sold over five million units, and I think we have a good chance to exceed that amount with PlayStation VR2.” However, PSVR 2’s pre-order performance has reportedly been poor, and its high cost of $549 / £529 / AU$879 may not be appealing to the average consumer. Despite this, the PS5 headset boasts excellent image quality and features like eye-tracking support. In order for PSVR 2 to succeed, changes may need to be made.
At Tech Leaks, we believe that PSVR 2 has the potential to be a game-changer in the world of virtual reality. However, in order to achieve success, Sony may need to reconsider the headset’s pricing strategy and marketing approach. With the right adjustments, PSVR 2 could surpass its predecessor and become a must-have accessory for PS5 owners. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new technology.After conducting thorough research and analysis, we are excited to share with our readers the latest news and updates regarding the highly anticipated PSVR 2. As avid fans of the original PSVR, we are eager to see what improvements and advancements the new headset will bring to the table.
One of the things we are most excited about is the potential for even more immersive gameplay experiences. With the original PSVR, we were already blown away by the level of immersion we were able to achieve, but we can only imagine how much more realistic and engaging the new headset will be.
Additionally, we are hopeful that the PSVR 2 will address some of the shortcomings of the original headset, such as the limited field of view and the somewhat cumbersome setup process. If these issues are addressed, we believe that the PSVR 2 could truly revolutionize the way we play and experience video games.
Of course, we will have to wait and see what Sony has in store for us with the PSVR 2, but based on what we know so far, we are optimistic that it will be a game-changer. Stay tuned to Tech Leaks for all the latest news and updates on this exciting new development in the world of gaming.
PSVR 2: Is It Worth the Investment?
From Call of the Mountain’s immersive climbing to Gran Turismo 7’s breathtaking driving experience, the act of playing games in PSVR 2 is simply fantastic. However, at present, PSVR 2 is not well-positioned to even scratch the surface of its predecessor’s impressive sales record.
Exclusives Are Key
Sony is going to need more exclusives than just Horizon if it really wants to start shifting PSVR 2 units. As it stands, we’re relying on developers to port their PSVR games to the new headset, and that’s not a guarantee.
It’s not backwards compatible with original PSVR games, for a start, meaning you’ll still have to dig out your old headset if you fancy dipping back into Resident Evil 7 or Astro Bot: Rescue Mission.
PS Plus Game Catalog
I’d also love to see Sony bring PSVR 2 games to its PS Plus game catalog. If players are able to download some VR exclusive games at the cost of a monthly subscription, that’ll ease the burden on their wallets, especially after dropping a mountain of cash on an expensive headset.
At such an early stage, we simply don’t know how PSVR 2 will perform in the long run. But there are things Sony can do now, such as the above suggestions, to make PSVR 2 that much more palatable. A price drop would help, too, but I can’t see that happening for at least a couple more years.
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