Sony's House reveals PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units

Sony's House reveals PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units
Jake Tucker

By Jake Tucker

February 27th 2017 at 9:30AM

It's been a bigger hit than Sony were expecting

Sony Interactive Entertainment global CEO Andrew House has spoken up on the success of the PlayStation VR, revealing that the device had — by February 20th, four months after release — sold 915,000 units.

House gave the information to the New York Times, saying that he'd cautioned Sony's internal teams to lower expectations for sales of the hardware.

"It's the classic case in any organization - the guys who are on the front end in sales are getting very excited, very hyped up," House said in an interview. "You have to temper that with other voices inside the company, myself among them, saying let's just be a little bit careful."

After consultation internally, the target for sales was sat at a million within the first six months, a figure that it seems Sony will hit comfortable, barring any severe mishaps.

For developers looking to take a spin on VR, it seems Sony's effort has the highest market penetration, making it an attractive target. Also revealed in the article is the fact that Capcom's Resident Evil 7 has doubled the average time that PSVR owners spent in virtual reality, although he didn't reveal exactly how long those average sessions would be. Capcom has previously mentioned that around 10% of buyers were playing the game with the VR headset.