PlayStation VR

Sony reportedly working on new VR headset

Sony is reportedly developing a new PlayStation VR headset to accompany its upcoming PS5 console. According to Bloomberg, the console maker is planning to launch an updated version of the PSVR unit which first launched in 2016. The report says it is currently unclear whether this would be a full-scale sequel to the original unit […]

PlayStation VR sales reach three million

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than three million PlayStation VR (PS VR) systems worldwide, according to official company stats. Sony announced the milestone figure along with the news that it has also sold 21.9 million PS VR games and experiences. “We’d like to thank all our fans for the amazing support, and we’re thrilled […]

PlayStation VR reaches sales of two million

Sony has sold more than two million units of its PlayStation VR headset as of December 3, thanks to strong momentum for its PlayStation 4 console. Announcing the figures, Sony said that 150 titles have been released so far for PS VR and that these have sold more than 12.2 million copies as of December […]

PlayStation VR headset sales reach 1 million

Sony has now sold more than one million PlayStation VR headsets, having launched the virtual reality devices in October. Speaking to the BBC, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Atsushi Morita, said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The news comes after president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, told the New York Times […]

PlayStation VR sales top 900,000

Sales of Sony’s October-launched PlayStation VR headset reached 915,000 as of February 19, according to president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House. In an exclusive interview with the New York Times, House revealed that Sony is well on track to beat its internal goal of one million headsets sold by mid-April – […]

Google Cardboard leads as VR headset shipments reach 30m

More than 30 million VR headsets shipped last year, with Google Cardboard taking a “commanding share” of shipments and installed base, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘VR Headset Platform Market Share Year End 2016’ report said that Google’s low-price Cardboard option took 69% of shipment volume market share last year. Samsung Gear came […]

PlayStation VR adds support for 3D movies

Sony has added 3D movie support to PlayStation VR in the latest software update for its PlayStation 4 games console. Sony said in a blog post that version 4.50 of the PS4 system software will let users watch 3D Blu-rays via PlayStation VR, with the addition of stereoscopic 3D support. The update also adds external hard […]

PlayStation VR now supports 360° YouTube videos

PlayStation VR users can now experience immersive 360-degree YouTube videos using their PS VR headsets. Since the launch of PS VR in October, users have been able to watch streaming and catch-up services on a virtual “big-screen” using the headset. Now users can also watch 360-degree YouTube content that responds to users’ head movements. “Back […]

AR to be ‘primary driver’ of VR/AR market by 2021

Mobile augmented reality (AR) could be the primary driver of the US$108 billion (€101 billion) virtual reality (VR) and AR market by 2021, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s new Augmented/Virtual Reality Report 2017 claims that by 2021, AR will account for US$83 billion of the combined market and VR US$25 billion. According to the research, […]

Sony makes VR commitment ‘beyond gaming’

Sony has committed to making a variety of content “beyond gaming” following the global launch last week of its PlayStation VR headset. Speaking at MIPCOM this morning, the president and CEO of Sony Corporation, Kazuo Hirai, said that Sony is well positioned to set trends in virtual reality – both by providing an “entirely new […]