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Sony Slashes PlayStation VR2 Headset Output After Pre-Orders Disappoint

  • High price seen as a limiting factor for wider adoption
  • Sluggish demand exacerbates lackluster momentum for VR sector
The Sony PlayStation VR2 headset.
The Sony PlayStation VR2 headset.Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
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Sony Group Corp. reduced projections for the initial launch of its PlayStation VR2 headset dramatically after early pre-orders disappointed, signaling little improvement for the hyped-but-unproven virtual reality sector.

The company halved its forecast for shipments of the PSVR2, which is set for a Feb. 22 release, this quarter to about a million units, said people familiar with its deliberations. Sony had previously aimed to have 2 million headsets ready for the launch quarter and leverage its second-generation headset to drive user growth and adoption for VR.