But, if you believe the recent claims of an analyst, PlayStation VR 2 could enter production as early as later this year, ahead of an early 2023 launch.
TF International Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, had PlayStation fans buzzing after taking to Twitter to reveal that Sony could start making PSVR2 as early as in a few months. Kuo adds that up to 1.5 million PSVR 2 units could roll off the line later this year and be ready to hit store shelves in the first quarter of 2023.
The early 2023 release window for the PSVR 2 is also in line with what we've heard recently, so it's not necessarily out of the question.
My latest supply chain check suggests that the assembler and several component providers of PS VR2 will start mass production with about 1.5M units shipments in 2H22. Sony may launch it in 1Q23, depending on the development schedule of PS VR2 game titles. pic.twitter.com/NIqFgg4Kjl
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 30, 2022
Now, Kuo doesn't have the most stellar record. For example, the analyst once said that the PSVR 2 could come out in April 2022. Also, a few years ago, Kuo "leaked" that Apple and Valve were working on an AR headset. Neither of what Kuo said came true, so try not to get your hopes too high up. At the same time, Kuo's statement does make sense. In particular, the part that the PSVR 2's launch next year all hinges on how well the development of its launch titles goes. It only makes sense for Sony to blitz the VR market with the PSVR 2 with a strong lineup.
At the very least, we should find out more about what kind of games we can expect on the PSVR 2 on June 2 as Sony holds its next State of Play presentation.
If we're lucky, the rumors are true and the PSVR 2's library will have a Modern Warfare 2 VR mode available as soon as it's out. When you consider that audiences lap up everything that has Call of Duty on it, the PSVR 2 will sell very well if this happens.