These are kind of bad, and pretty good numbers at the same time.
4.2 million is pretty bad for a company that would consider 20 million a disappointing console.
But I'd say it's still pretty solid for a still $200 peripheral that requires a $200 device.
Sony keeps churning games for this device ? I'd say it is time to concentrate themselves for next VR Gen instead if they want to grab an audience faster and bigger than they did with the PS4.
Most of the VR experiences they are making are fairly small. They are fairly quick to churn out. These aren't the 2-4+ year productions that most studios are working on. They can definitely release these games, and probably make new ones before PS5 comes out.
Thi really takes off when it can be sold for $100 and you need nothing more than a PS5 to which it will connect wirelessly.
There is still some ways to go for that.
A PSVR esque headset with wireless for $100 would probably be a late PS5 gen device. Current wireless additions cost about $300 (probably at a good profit though), but it still takes some good hardware to send 1080p90 or better with little latency. Probably possible, but other improvements are likely to come first. And there's so much room for improvement with current gen VR.
People have been saying that retina display VR is like trying VR for the first time again.
I do hope Microsoft enter the fray, but probably they will just focusing on AR . But i do really love to see AR used for consoles. It will be great if they can provide good content and implemented well . But for VR Microsoft will just work with 3rd party VR company like Valve to bring it into their console.
For Nintendo if they can increase Switch performance with rumored Switch Pro , at least they will able to run all simple games at high frames, Then they can just release a real VR device add on like Samsung VR gear and not Labo Head Mounted cardboard that currently plan for Kid. That will be amazing.
Microsoft does have mixed reality on PC. Lenovo, Samsung, HP, and others use their standards that they are developing.
The mixed reality headsets are basically VR headsets with camera passthrough. (I firmly believe that's the future, VR/AR combined headsets).
It's a bigger question whether they'll bring some of that to their next Xbox.