Playstation VR sells 4.2 million units as of March 3rd, 2019. #DidThatJustHappen

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#1 Edited by WhatAFailure (368 posts) -

B-but I thought this would sell worse than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive?

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/03/25/playstation-vr-the-next-wave-of-games-coming-in-spring-and-summer-2019/

It's not the greatest VR obviously. Tracking is not on Vive and Oculus Rift's level, and even many WMR headsets are adding more cameras. So the PSVR's one camera system and motion controls are already outdated. But I think it does a reasonably good job at comfort (halo strap design licensed by Lenovo and is now used in the upcoming Oculus Rift S), VR accessibility and price point. And you can still play Rec Room, play must-haves Beat Saber and Superhot, and watch feature length movies on a big screen, or videos with naked people just like with the other headsets. And Sony did not abandon the PSVR like many said. They even announced No Man's Sky VR, Five Nights At Freddy's VR and Iron Man VR today, and made the award-winning-mind-you Astrobot last year. Hardly call that quick abandonment!

Meanwhile, some Nintendo fans who talked shit, can look up the ass of a cardboard bird soon.

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#2 Posted by Pedro (34386 posts) -
Sony fannies trying really hard to recover from the PSVR meltdown.
Sony fannies trying really hard to recover from the PSVR meltdown.

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#3 Posted by Subspecies (483 posts) -

Just did a thread on this. Not sure who posted it first, but whatev.

Anyway, yeah, great news! PSVR just keeps killing it! And now we have NMS in VR. Freaking amazing day for PSVR.

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#4 Posted by WhatAFailure (368 posts) -
@Pedro said:
Sony fannies trying really hard to recover from the PSVR meltdown.
Sony fannies trying really hard to recover from the PSVR meltdown.

What meltdown? Meltdown from what? Who was meltdown? Make some sense.

Also, your pixel-starved gifs reminds me of the original Xbox One

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#5 Posted by Celsius765 (2399 posts) -

I kinda want one but it still cost too much

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#6 Posted by Ant_17 (12409 posts) -

Lol, cardboard bird peep show. No wonder sheep are hyping it.

But I guess slow and stead is the name of the game for psvr. Shame the iron-man game is vr.

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#7 Posted by sakaiXx (5467 posts) -

Thing about psvr that is so great compared to other VR/HMD is that it has a relatively low barrier of entry. I currently own one and its actually really fun, not recommended for long term usage though, your eyes gets way tired after a few hours.

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (36410 posts) -

I ain't gonna lie, that cardboard looks fun on paper but it looks stupid in person but hey, if it sells, it's obviously doing something. Nevertheless, 4.2 million units is a great achievement for PSVR so kudos to Sony and hope VR itself becomes big in the upcoming future of games.

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#9 Posted by Mandzilla (4082 posts) -

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#10 Posted by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

How appropriate that the OP's name (whatafailure) describes this gimmick perfectly :)

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#11 Posted by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

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#12 Posted by KBFloYd (21806 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:
@mandzilla said:

wow, another thread backfire from TC lmao

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#13 Posted by Vaidream45 (1874 posts) -

I’m glad people are buying this during its infancy. I have been patiently waiting for the next gen where hopefully VR will not have a bunch of cables and also have much higher resolution. Between Sony and Nintendo pushing this forward I feel pretty secure that some cool VR stuff will be in my life in the next few years.

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#14 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1238 posts) -

@Pedro: PSVR meltdown....

Wow. Something sells well in a market where it’s more of a luxury and/or enthusiast item.....and Sony fans are trying to recover.

Man, after all the bullshit I read sometimes this place just keeps on giving.

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#15 Posted by mazuiface (897 posts) -

Resident Evil 7 VR is great, and I hope more than half of of those 4.2 million people have played it. Overall, that's great that VR is doing well - but it still does not make up for the conference being a flop. That Iron Man game looked like a cell phone game from what they decided to show.

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#16 Posted by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@Pedro: PSVR meltdown....

Wow. Something sells well in a market where it’s more of a luxury and/or enthusiast item.....and Sony fans are trying to recover.

Man, after all the bullshit I read sometimes this place just keeps on giving.

Classic damage control right there, and proves Pedro's point lol.

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#17 Posted by pelvist (7382 posts) -

B-but Nvidia keynote from CES at the beginning of this year said PC VR headsets had sold 4 million and I think that only included Vive and Rift and not WMR, Primax etc.

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#18 Edited by That_Old_Guy (1238 posts) -

@i_p_daily: lol, it sold well. Why would I need damage contr....oh wait this is System Wars.

You guys like to shove in “butt hurt” and other stereotypical bullshit sayings to in hope influence a passer-by or some stupid kid.

Ok. Lemme try: PC is butt hurt that PSVR sold as many so you guy are “u mad” and “roll eyes” at you.

Whoa I’m totally in the cool 12 year old state of mind now. This is weird. All I want to do watch other people play games and argue about them on forums instead of actually playing them.

So strange.

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#19 Posted by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@i_p_daily: lol, it sold well. Why would I need damage contr....oh wait this is System Wars.

You guys like to shove in “butt hurt” and other stereotypical bullshit sayings to in hope influence a passer-by or some stupid kid.

Ok. Lemme try: PC is butt hurt that PSVR sold as many so you guy are “u mad” and “roll eyes” at you.

Whoa I’m totally in the cool 12 year old state of mind now. This is weird. All I want to do watch other people play games and argue about them on forums instead of actually playing them.

So strange.

Oh but you did damage control it by referring to it as a "luxury" & "enthusiast" item and thus saying its sales are great, but we both know these sales are slow very slow. Why is that though because as a whole its sold poorly on back of a company that has been red hot all gen.

Gaming is for enthusiasts and there been a shit ton of consoles sold this gen, and a big LOL for calling it a luxury item when its had plenty of sales and permanent price cuts. Like I said classic damage control, and yeah you can act like a 12yr old if you want it just strengthens my argument :)

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#20 Edited by That_Old_Guy (1238 posts) -

@i_p_daily: ok little one.

PSVR is definitely for the casuals.

You’re totally right and that whole 2 paragraphs were needed to explain idiocy.

70 million ps4’s out there and 4 million PSVR’s and it’s for everyone.

You’re a real trip.

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#21 Edited by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@i_p_daily: ok little one.

PSVR is definitely for the casuals.

You’re totally right and that whole 2 paragraphs were needed to explain idiocy.

70 million ps4’s out there and 4 million PSVR’s and it’s for everyone.

You’re a real trip.

You call yourself that_old_guy and yet act like that_12yr_old_kid.

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#22 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (956 posts) -
@that_old_guy said:

@i_p_daily: ok little one.

PSVR is definitely for the casuals.

You’re totally right and that whole 2 paragraphs were needed to explain idiocy.

70 million ps4’s out there and 4 million PSVR’s and it’s for everyone.

You’re a real trip.

Go easy on him, he's a little slow lol. It took him sometime to think up all that rubbish before he typed. Unfortunately his brain usually isn't involved when he's typing like that lol.

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#23 Posted by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@that_old_guy said:

@i_p_daily: ok little one.

PSVR is definitely for the casuals.

You’re totally right and that whole 2 paragraphs were needed to explain idiocy.

70 million ps4’s out there and 4 million PSVR’s and it’s for everyone.

You’re a real trip.

Go easy on him, he's a little slow lol. It took him sometime to think up all that rubbish before he typed. Unfortunately his brain usually isn't involved when he's typing like that lol.

Hey son of quacknight you should be in this THREAD trying to worm you're way out of eating your crow.

TQHBO

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#24 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1238 posts) -

@i_p_daily: you’re calling me a 12 year old and your forum name is I_P_Daily?

For fucks sake what made you think that was clever?

The fact that the letter”p” can be used in place of urination and/or that you really do piss daily.

Holy shit dude you’re like the missing link.

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#25 Posted by SecretPolice (35235 posts) -

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

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#26 Edited by PAL360 (29571 posts) -

Impressive, and it's getting tons support! Can not wait to play Dreams and No Man's Sky in VR.

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#27 Posted by lundy86_4 (53087 posts) -

I love it.

@mandzilla said:

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#28 Posted by True_Link (243 posts) -

Let's hope it'll make the next VR iteration better and cheaper, because this is definitely good news.

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#29 Posted by DaVillain- (36410 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

I love it.

@mandzilla said:

I already played Iron Man game, it's called Anthem.

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#30 Posted by djoffer (1310 posts) -

Great news! And no I don’t own a PS4, but definitely forward to the day vr will become mainstream and hoping next generation is it!

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#31 Posted by warmblur (2333 posts) -

But the sheep told me VR was just a fad.

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#32 Posted by XVision84 (15945 posts) -

@mandzilla: Lol exactly me. I got so hyped when iron man popped up. Then they showed gameplay 😔

No offense to the devs but there is so much potential in a fully realized iron man game

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#33 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4568 posts) -
@SecretPolice said:

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

And where is Kinect today? Hell, PSVR is probably better supported.

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#34 Posted by WhatAFailure (368 posts) -
@pelvist said:

B-but Nvidia keynote from CES at the beginning of this year said PC VR headsets had sold 4 million and I think that only included Vive and Rift and not WMR, Primax etc.

@djoffer said:

Great news! And no I don’t own a PS4, but definitely forward to the day vr will become mainstream and hoping next generation is it!

Hope so. If they can all collectively get to 15+ million soon, we'll start seeing more AAA VR games. Looking forward to seeing what Insomniac does with Stormland for Oculus.

And with 20-30 million total VR headsets sold in about five years (or less), and we start having something of an established ecosystem. It's nothing compared to game console totals, but not bad considering how many hurdles there are to get VR to the mainstream crowd

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#35 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (956 posts) -
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@SecretPolice said:

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

And where is Kinect today? Hell, PSVR is probably better supported.

PSVR is better supported than the FlopboxOne console lol what more a dead peripheral like Kinect.

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#36 Posted by rrjim1 (1731 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@SecretPolice said:

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

And where is Kinect today? Hell, PSVR is probably better supported.

PSVR is better supported than the FlopboxOne what more a dead peripheral like Kinect.

I don't believe the Kinect is completely dead. Microsoft continues to develop the platform for developers, with the most recent release being the Azure Kinect announced in February 2019.

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#37 Posted by Kali-B1rd (2116 posts) -

I find it hard to care about VR at the moment, since there have been no big improvements in 2-3 years.... not even a second generation of headsets.

I'm convinced it may make a PROPER resurgence IF GAME streaming takes off.... and you can run 2 instances (1 per eye)

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#38 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (956 posts) -
@rrjim1 said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@SecretPolice said:

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

And where is Kinect today? Hell, PSVR is probably better supported.

PSVR is better supported than the FlopboxOne what more a dead peripheral like Kinect.

I don't believe the Kinect is completely dead. Microsoft continues to develop the platform for developers, with the most recent release being the Azure Kinect announced in February 2019.

He's dead Jim.

No actual hardware being sold to consumers means it's dead even if its spirit lives on in the Clouds lol.

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#39 Posted by Jendeh (117 posts) -

I've never been as enamored with my psvr as I hoped I'd be. But a few recent announcements have piqued my interest. I'm glad they haven't given up and are still working to make this thing viable.

Best part of this though was the kid looking up the cardboard bird's ass.

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#40 Posted by Martin_G_N (1918 posts) -

Not bad actually. I was really impressed with VR, even though it's early stages still. RE7 in VR was awesome.

I assume prices will fall on VR headsets as the next gen arrives, with even more VR support to follow. Wonder if the PS5 will have the VR hardware built in? That would cut the costs on the headsets and camera alone.

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#41 Edited by DarthBuzzard (137 posts) -

@kali-b1rd said:

I find it hard to care about VR at the moment, since there have been no big improvements in 2-3 years.... not even a second generation of headsets.

I'm convinced it may make a PROPER resurgence IF GAME streaming takes off.... and you can run 2 instances (1 per eye)

Game streaming with VR is very difficult as latency needs to be under 20ms. It's possible, but a long ways off.

2nd gen headsets are still 2-3 years away, but that's because the tech going into them are much more than what you'd expect out of a normal generational leap. They're trying to solve many of the issues all in one go.

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#42 Posted by mane_basic (420 posts) -

@darthbuzzard said:
@kali-b1rd said:

I find it hard to care about VR at the moment, since there have been no big improvements in 2-3 years.... not even a second generation of headsets.

I'm convinced it may make a PROPER resurgence IF GAME streaming takes off.... and you can run 2 instances (1 per eye)

Game streaming with VR is very difficult as latency needs to be under 20ms. It's possible, but a long ways off.

2nd gen headsets are still 2-3 years away, but that's because the tech going into them are much more than what you'd expect out of a normal generational leap. They're trying to solve many of the issues all in one go.

rift 2 will more than likely drop next yr. the tech that Oculus has for the 2 if they released it would cost way too much right now. remember they got the half dome plus the new display tech they been working on and just got patents for. streaming to VR is a long long ways off

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#43 Posted by Mandzilla (4082 posts) -
@XVision84 said:

@mandzilla: Lol exactly me. I got so hyped when iron man popped up. Then they showed gameplay 😔

No offense to the devs but there is so much potential in a fully realized iron man game

Aww, personally I had second hand disappointment for my Playstation amigos/amigas also. What a troll reveal that was!

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#44 Posted by Raining51 (1011 posts) -

I'm not surprised it's not just e Beat Saber there's quite a few games that are hits on VR...

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#45 Edited by I_P_Daily (11655 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@i_p_daily: you’re calling me a 12 year old and your forum name is I_P_Daily?

For fucks sake what made you think that was clever?

The fact that the letter”p” can be used in place of urination and/or that you really do piss daily.

Holy shit dude you’re like the missing link.

It shows my joking nature, and that I don't take this seriously because I don't even care about the username, if you take that stick out of your arse maybe you will realise it :)

Have a nice day old fella :)

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#46 Posted by kuu2 (11149 posts) -

4 mill is selling well?????

Kinect was a monster then.

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#47 Posted by kuu2 (11149 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:
@SecretPolice said:

Well hey, with those numbers PSVR only needs about 15 more years to get Kinect type numbers. Some real floppage. lol :P

And where is Kinect today? Hell, PSVR is probably better supported.

And the goalposts are on the move ladies and gentleman.

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#48 Edited by robert_sparkes (3012 posts) -

I'm thinking of giving vr a 2nd go but I own a base PS4 so maybe it's not worth it unless you have a pro.

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#49 Posted by Lebowski1 (65 posts) -

I use mine just for Cinema Mode pretty much, so I can game in bed. Have easily got my money's worth, much prefer it to a tv.

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#50 Posted by DarthBuzzard (137 posts) -

@mane_basic said:
@darthbuzzard said:
@kali-b1rd said:

I find it hard to care about VR at the moment, since there have been no big improvements in 2-3 years.... not even a second generation of headsets.

I'm convinced it may make a PROPER resurgence IF GAME streaming takes off.... and you can run 2 instances (1 per eye)

Game streaming with VR is very difficult as latency needs to be under 20ms. It's possible, but a long ways off.

2nd gen headsets are still 2-3 years away, but that's because the tech going into them are much more than what you'd expect out of a normal generational leap. They're trying to solve many of the issues all in one go.

rift 2 will more than likely drop next yr. the tech that Oculus has for the 2 if they released it would cost way too much right now. remember they got the half dome plus the new display tech they been working on and just got patents for. streaming to VR is a long long ways off

Rift 2 is a 2022 thing, so 3 years from now. That's when they think they can get perfect eye-tracking and foveated rendering, and you can't increase specs much at all without that. But once they've solved it, they can bump the specs up hugely.