Sony will resolve PlayStation 5 shipping issues ahead of PSVR2 launch
Sony is gearing up to launch its second-generation VR headset on February 22, and a big part of those preparations is announcing that the PlayStation 5’s shipping issues are finally over.
Fans in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg can purchase the PS5 online at direct.playstation.com, which also offers games and accessories such as the new DualSense Edge controller.
The site also offers pre-orders for the PSVR2 headset and the Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle. Of course, PlayStation is also available at select retailers.
PS5 • DualSense Edge • PSVR2
The PS5 was released in late 2020 and came with a limited supply warning. The problems persisted in 2022 until 2021 without any resolution. Sony even had to cut production because it had component supply and logistics issues, so the problems effectively continued until 2022.
But that’s all a thing of the past, as Sony is ringing in the new year with “an increase in PS5 consoles.” The new ad campaign, called “Live from PS5,” is a fake news show that shows fan-favorite virtual characters stepping into the real world. The first clip is below, and you can manage PlayStation’s social media accounts as well as this page.
Square Enix has already released Speak PS5 and PC and many more games are coming in 2023 – some new titles, some remakes and some expansions. Here’s a review:
Back to the PlayStation VR2, the headset (with two controllers) costs $550 / €600 / £530 / ¥75,000. A few weeks ago, Sony announced 13 more games with VR support, bringing the total to 30.
The PSVR2 pre-order campaign has been live since November, so Sony has had a good look at how the new headset will be received by gamers – and it looks like the news isn’t as good as the company had hoped. Bloomberg reports that Sony has cut its production plan for this quarter to 1 million units.
The company seems to expect a slowdown after an initial influx of orders, with a delivery target of just 1.5 million units between April 2023 and March 2024. The high price may have deterred customers – the digital PS5 costs $400 and the disc version costs $500, making the PSVR2 more expensive than the console itself.
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