Silicon Era reports that Sony is aiming to double the amount of Playstation VR games in their library from 150 to 280 this year. This follows a good year for Sony and its PSVR platform which saw over 2 million units sold worldwide.
The report cites the Japanese publication Nikkei, which claims that there is a planned increase of 86% in content for the next twelve months as Sony rides the coattails of PSVR’s relative success. Which surely makes the company eager to grow the platform even more. However, it should be noted that Nikkei’s report is likely aimed at the Japanese market which could mean anything for the West since many Japanese games never get released on a Western market. But it also likely means that we’ll see even more titles released before the end of the year since the same is true for Western releases making it to Japan. Plus Sony wouldn’t shirk their biggest market.
Either way, the year is definitely shaping up to be a good one for anyone owning a Playstation VR with titles like squad-based shooter Firewall: Zero Hour, the adorable Moss, and the prequel to Until Dawn, The Inpatient all set to release within the first half of this year. And that’s really only mentioning a small grab of the overall high-quality games expected to release in 2018.
Overall, Sony seems to be doing well for themselves. They even announced that they’ve sold more than 12.2 million copies of PSVR games through both retail and PSN routes since the release of PSVR in October 2016. Which is nothing to scoff at all things considered. So the horizon is looking great for anyone owning the headset who’s been waiting for some more amazing content to release.
We will, of course, keep you updated on the Playstation VR content releasing throughout the year so be sure to check back in regularly!