PSVR: 4,2 million sales, Sony announces a deluge of VR games

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Launched at the end of 2016, the PlayStation VR quickly met with phenomenal success. The virtual reality headset must in particular its success to the large number of PS4s in circulation. While many gamers are reluctant to invest in a VR-Ready PC, all 100 million PlayStation 4 users have only had to purchase the PSVR to immerse themselves in the virtual world.

Thus, despite its technical weaknesses, the PSVR managed to win The title of best-selling premium VR headset. In August 2018, Sony announced that it had passed the 3 million copies sold mark.

A little more than six months later, during a livestream dedicated to the PSVR broadcast on March 25, 2019, Sony has just announced that it has reached a new level. March 3, 2019 PlayStation VR has officially passed 4,2 million units sold.

Thanks to the profit generated by the PlayStation, we can expect Sony to develop a PSVR 2 vastly improved capable of competing with the best PC devices like the HTC Vive Pro or the Oculus Rift S.

According to rumors, the PSVR 2 would notably be equipped with new controllers with motion detection, and would also embed a new tracking system much more successful. In addition, the PSVR 2 could even work wirelessly.

Unfortunately he will probably have to wait for the launch of the PS5 to discover this second generation product. This new console is expected, at the earliest, for 2020.

PSVR: Iron Man, No Man's Sky, Five Nights At Freddy's… ten games announced

While waiting for the PSVR 2, Sony took advantage of this livestream to announce ten new games for the PSVR. These different games will be launched in the coming months.

First of all, the famous No Man's Sky space simulator will finally be available in a VR version on the Sony headset from summer 2019 via a free update to the original game. Good news: Hello Games specifies that the title will also be ported to Steam VR for PC players.

Another very exciting announcement is that of the game Iron Man VR developed by Sony Worldwide Studios and Camouflaj. The player will play as the super hero Marvel and will have to use the controllers to shoot enemies while flying over the city. This game will be launched in the course of 2019 on PSVR.

La version VR du jeu Five Nights at Freddy’s, titled Five Nights At Freddy's VR: Help Wanted and developed by Steel Wool Studios, has also been confirmed. As a reminder, this is a series of horrific video games in which the player plays a security guard in a pizzeria occupied by scary robots. The game will launch on PSVR, Steam, and Oculus in April 2019.

Sony has also announced the bird taming game for April 9, 2019, the underwater exploration game for April 2019, the golf game for May 21, 2019, the game of the creator of for May 31, 2019, and the board game for June 18, 2019.

At the same time, developer PixelOpus confirms that its exclusive PS4 game will benefit from a VR mode. Likewise, the game from the creators of will be released on PSVR in June 2019, two months after its PC release. Finally, the highly anticipated FPS will be released on May 28, 2019.

Many announcements from Sony, therefore, during this livestream of March 25, 2019. Remember that the main strength of the PSVR is its catalog of games, sufficiently well supplied to compensate for the technical shortcomings of Sony's headphones. With this 2019 roadmap, the Japanese confirm that this catalog will continue to grow.

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