Gaming console Early sales of the VR2 are ahead of it PS4-controlled predecessor, Sony claimed

Since it was unveiled on February 22, there has been much speculation surrounding how the next-generation headset has performed commercially.

Sony released sales figures for the first time on Tuesday, revealing during a business webcast that the PSVR2 had sold around 600,000 units in its first six weeks of availability.

According to Sony, this was ahead of what the previous PSVR managed. According to sales charts released on the call, PSVR’s predecessor sold 8% fewer units in its first six weeks.

The numbers speak for it preliminary estimates of analystswhich sold about 270,000 units of the new headset by the end of March, was slightly behind the actual numbers.

In March, Sony’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Hiroki Totoki, said he believed the headset has a “good chance” of outselling the first PlayStation VRwhich sold five million units by the end of 2019.

PSVR2's early sales have outsold the original, Sony claims

Earlier this year, Bloomberg claimed that Sony had previously planned to ship two million PlayStation VR2 units during the headset’s launch quarter, and then halved those predictions to just one million in the first quarter and 1.5 million between April 2023 and March 2024.

Sony has denied Bloomberg’s previous claims, but has reportedly declined to comment on Bloomberg’s latest story. The company has also yet to publicly announce how many PS VR2 units have been sold since launch.

The PlayStation VR2 launched on February 22, priced at $549.99 / £529.99. For this, players get a PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controllers and stereo headphones.

There’s also a $599.99 / £569.99 bundle that includes a PlayStation Store voucher code to launch the title Horizon: Call of the Mountain.