It’s no secret that Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) virtual reality platform has been quite successful for the company, which is no doubt bouyed by the tens of millions of PS4’s out in the wild worldwide. However, Sony isn’t rejoicing at beating the other VR headsets as one might imagine. On the contrary, Sony Interactive Entertainent boss Andrew House isn’t even "comfortable" with it.
Speaking to Reuters, House said that given the platform’s infancy, he’d rather that all VR devices (Oculus Rift, Vive) do well for market penetration and audience demand.
"I‘m not entirely comfortable being the market leader in VR by such a margin that seems to be happening right now. With such a brand new category you want a variety of platforms all doing well to create that rising tide and create the audience."
In the same report, the IDC (International Data Corporation) states that Sony has sold more than 500,000 PSVR units in the three months through June, which the research firm states is "unmatched" compared to HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift.
Given Sony’s software backing of the PSVR, it’s not really that surprising that it’s running laps around its competition. If you haven’t bought a PSVR unit yet, don’t forget, there’s a price reduction which should already be in effect in retail stores.