Report: 6 million Americans Intend To Buy PSVR

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StarOcean said:
It'll sell less than half of that

In what timeframe though?

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KLAMarine said:
dharh said:
I am certainly buying it no questions asked.

What PSVR game are you most looking forward to?

  1. No Man's Sky (I know it's not confirmed)
  2. EVE: Valkyrie
  3. ARK: Survival Evolved
  4. Vanguard V
  5. P.O.L.L.E.N



A warrior keeps death on the mind from the moment of his first breath to the moment of his last.

Yeah, right.

If I were taking that survey, I'd have answered that yes, I intend to buy PSVR. But I intend to buy it much later when/if games come out making it worthy, and I intend to buy much cheaper used in some game shop. So how relevant is this survey?

I don't understand why you guys are conflating intend to buy with intend to buy day 1. There wont even be 6 million available for several months.

RolStoppable said:
That has to be an extrapolated number because it's highly doubtful that over 10m people took the same survey. Next issue, the sample is most likely biased. That's how you get unrealistic results. It's obviously not just PSVR's numbers that are too high, they are too high for all of the VR headsets.

Survey data doesn't amount to anything when the methodology is flawed. Instead you only get nonsense like this:


That's pretty much the best example one can ever make, reports and surveys like these are largely worthless.

Go out on the streets of any city and ask; "Do you donate to charity, and if so, how much?" and see what answers you get, and then compare it actual donations and trends from the organizations themselves with regional and even local breakdowns. What people say and what people do are quite often not connected other than in thought or theory.

End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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jason1637 said:
Kerotan said:

And that would fit in line with this.  There are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more smart phones out there than this 6m figure being thrown around.  

A $400 ps4 sold 4ml WW. Lets be generous and say 3ml people in the US buy a psvr. Do you really expect 3ml new customers to spend more than $700 in one country.

That depends on PSVR.  If it's the next big thing or fad then yeah it's very possible.  

Yeah... i'll believe it when they put their money where their mouths are.

I'm on the fence until I actually try it.

Six million units could be considered a reasonable success, but I think 10-15 would be considered a stronger endorsementfor a first edition VR peripheral. I suppose it depends on software, if Sony can get some killer IP's the attach rate will be higher, but assuming the PS4 wil sell 80-100 million, I think a 10-15% attach rate would be a reasonable success.

I find it hard to believe that PS VR has more recognition then Ocolus.


Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)