Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Sony halts PlayStation VR2 production due to overstock

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Sony released the PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset in February last year. According to Bloomberg, Sony, which has an excess stock of 2 million, decided to stop production in order to melt these stocks.

PlayStation VR2, whose US price is 549 dollars, can be used with PlayStation 5. According to IDC’s data, sales of the virtual reality headset have been declining every quarter since its release.

Bloomberg cites a lack of content as one of the key factors in the decline in sales. PlayStation VR2 supports a number of games, including Horizon Call of the Mountain, Gran Turismo 7 and members of the Resident Evil series. However, more is expected from PlayStation VR2, which is a more expensive product than PlayStation 5 with its price of $ 549. Bloomberg points out that Apple and Meta also experienced similar content problems with the virtual reality headset.

It is also said that the recent layoffs at Sony affected the development process of new VR games at the company. The company closed its London studio and the Firesprite studio, which developed Horizon Call of the Mountain. It is stated that the layoffs affected approximately 900 people, which corresponds to 8 percent of the company’s total workforce.

Sony PlayStation VR2China PC support is being tested

Sony is taking various steps to increase the number of content compatible with PlayStation VR2. In this regard, the company started testing PC support and announced that it would offer PlayStation VR2 owners access to additional games on the PC. The capacity of PlayStation VR2’s support for PC games remains unclear. However, this opportunity is expected to be available towards the end of this year.

Danish Kapoor