Sony Is Reportedly Pausing PlayStation VR2 Production Due To Slow Sales

Sony is reportedly pausing PlayStation VR2 production.

Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki cites “people familiar with its plans” as saying Sony is temporarily stopping production to clear a backlog of unsold units.

Those people also reportedly revealed Sony has produced “well over” 2 million PSVR 2 headsets. But market research firm IDC estimates Sony shipped less than 1.7 million in 2023.

PlayStation Closes London Studio & Made Layoffs In Others
Sony is closing PlayStation London, the studio behind Blood & Truth, and laying off staff in the studios behind Horizon Call Of The Mountain.

It comes just three weeks after the first anniversary of the $550 product and just two weeks after Sony shut down the developer of Blood & Truth and laid off employees in the studios behind Horizon: Call Of The Mountain.

On the anniversary Sony didn’t have any new first-party or AAA game announcements, but it did share it plans to let PSVR 2 owners “access PC” sometime later this year.