Although the details about the PlayStation VR 2 are yet to be announced to the public, it looks like production on the Sony device has already begun.
In the virtual reality arena, Sony’s PlayStation VR has been a huge success, selling 5 million units as of January 2020. That number could be much higher today, and that success has led to Sony gives green light to the project of the second generation VR headset device. In 2021, the company showed gamers the controllers that PSVR 2 will use and said that it will share more news in 2022. It looks like the device revelations will be coming soon. gamers because there are now rumors that PSVR 2 is now starting to go into production.
Speculation about the device is rife online, and according to rumors, the next successor to Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is about to begin production. A source in the Chinese supply chain reported that a company called Goertek has won the contract for this manufacturing process. Goertek has also previously partnered with Sony to produce components for the PSVR and also supply other device parts for the PlayStation 5. It looks like Sony is really trying to launch this new device this year for the PlayStation 5. gamers, with the expected date being during the year-end holiday period or even earlier.
Goertek is currently experiencing a record-high share price for the year, possibly thanks to its ongoing partnership with Meta to produce the Meta Quest 2 headset (formerly known as Oculus Quest 2). Goertek expects similar results in 2022 when a “major Japanese partner” will join the company in shipping about 1-2 million next-generation headsets this year. Considering that there are not many big companies in the field of virtual reality at the moment, especially Japanese companies, this information is certainly related to Sony’s PSVR 2. If this is true, it seems that gamers will soon get their hands on the machine by the end of the year.
The first PSVR is still supported by Sony as the company recently announced several new games for the console, including a sequel to the title Moss. Sony hasn’t announced PlayStation VR sales as of January 2020, so it’s unclear if the numbers are likely to disappoint or Sony is simply focusing all of its efforts on PSVR 2 this year. for now, but no matter what when PlayStation VR 2 launches this year, it’s likely that PSVR will be phased out quickly.
It’s unclear at the moment how the shortage of components will affect the number of machines Sony can produce, but the company will certainly consider and make a careful decision on that matter. Hopefully Sony’s PSVR 2 reveal will soon reach gamers and provide a few more in-depth looks at the device and the games that will be available on it when the product launches. At least for now, it seems that everything is still on track for PSVR 2 to be in the hands of the gaming community later this year.
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