Sony’s PlayStation VR2 delayed until 2023


Sony first teased the PlayStation VR2, which includes a VR2 headset and VR2 gaming controller, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It was officially launched a month later. At the time, Sony did not reveal the pricing and availability timeline of its PS VR2 gaming accessories. Now, almost two months after the official launch, a report has suggested that gaming enthusiasts won’t be able to get their hands on Sony’s gaming accessories until 2023.

Display Supply Chain (DSCC) analyst Ross Young took to Twitter to reveal a 50 percent increase in VR (virtual reality) headset shipments this year, which could lead to shipments of around 15 million units this year. He also said that this would happen despite “delays in Apple and Sony”.

Worth mentioning that Apple has been working on its own AR/VR headset for a long time. This headset was previously tipped to arrive sometime in 2023. However, recent reports have suggested that the launch has now been delayed to 2023.

As far as Sony is concerned, this report is being seen as a delay in the availability of PS VR2, the availability of which is currently unknown. VR display shipments will increase by >50% to >15M in 2022 despite Apple and Sony delays in 2023. Big jumps are projected in 2023,” Young wrote.

In his tweet, the analyst cited a report suggesting that Meta will be one of the leading companies selling VR displays this year. “A total of 15.8M panels will find their way into VR headsets this year, with over 80% of demand expected to come from Meta,” the report said. The report also reiterated recent reports, which suggest that Apple has delayed the launch of its AR/VR headset. “Apple has delayed the launch of its first AR/VR headset, but is still expected to use SiOLED,” the report said.

Sony’s PlayStation VR2 post delayed to 2023 first appeared on BGR India.

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