Mass production of the PlayStation VR2 will begin in the second half of 2022 according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities. He is known for his forecasts for new products and Apple’s actions for the year ahead, which allow him to make sources from supply chains. However, it is not limited to Apple. For example, in April of this year, Kuo described the resolution and other details for the upcoming Meta headset – Project Cambria.
On May 30 analyst posted a tweet, which claims that the mass assembly and delivery of components for the PlayStation VR2 will begin in the second half of 2022. Suppliers will have shipped about 1.5 million units by the end of the year. Kuo predicts that Sony will launch the new product in the first quarter of 2023, if enough games are ready for PSVR 2.
My latest supply chain check suggests that the assembler and several component providers of PS VR2 will start mass production with about 1.5M units shipments in 2H22. Sony may launch it in 1Q23, depending on the development schedule of PS VR2 game titles. pic.twitter.com/NIqFgg4Kjl
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 30, 2022
At a recent investor briefing, Sony said the new headset will be launched with “20+ official and third-party titles”. A brief overview of at least some of these games will be shown at the State Of Play presentation this week. We remind that the company has officially announced a new virtual reality headset during CES 2022.
Kuo is not the first analyst to suggest that PSVR 2 will not launch this year. Last month, Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, also announced on Twitter that Sony and Apple VR products would be delayed until 2023. By the end of this year, the novelties will be produced in too small a volume, so the companies will have to postpone a serious launch.