Sony VR to theme parks,Slower than expected sale: Sony, the master of PlayStations, has launched its VR headsets in October last year along with series like Batman: Arkham VR and DriveClub VR. After the release, Sony spoke about the headset only once, and that was in this February where it revealed that almost 915,000 units of the VR headset have already been sold. The next target of the company was aimed at the sale of 1 million headsets.
The sale of 915,000 units of headset meant that it had overruled the previous sale of the VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. As an outsider, yes, the sale sounds promising and successful, but The Wall Street Journal has given out a report stating that Sony is seeking further ways to make the sale.
Though Andrew House, the CEO of Sony said, “You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know the stock is being replenished. 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. You have to temper that with other voices inside the company, myself among them, saying let’s just be a little bit careful”, the recent news doesn’t retain this enthusiasm.
It is said that Sony isn’t satisfied with the sale rate and is looking to divert the target market from players to theme parks and arcades. The Wall Street Journal claims that Sony thinks that the sale of the VR is going “Slower than expected.” Sony isn’t ready to talk about the same, and so the reliability of the report is unknown.
There were a few new games that were made to be played with this VR, and Resident Evil 7 is one of the most popular games that can be enjoyed in the Sony VR. There are a few more games that require the VR headset that is made by the Chinese makers.
Sony VR to Theme Parks
The report also says that there is no plan from the side of Sony to own any VR facility for now. Its present focus is to get VR into the entertainment and amusement parks. Japan s their target. By installing the VR environment in amusement parks, Sony believes that it can ensure many people getting a hands-on experience with the VR headset which will be helpful in the future of VR.