Sony’s Playstation VR has been a tremendous success. Even if the headset has a considerably smaller library than headsets like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, the price differential matched with pure accessibility has made it wildly popular all around the world. Unfortunately, it seems as though Japanese consumers are still having trouble getting their hands on the unit, more than 3 months after initial release.
Images posted on Twitter by a user by the tag Kaztsu suggest that there are still hundreds of fans lining up at retail shops across the country when news gets out of new PSVR shipments. At many of these locations, retailers are even handing out raffle tickets to get units to customers. These aren’t tickets to win the product either, just to have the opportunity to purchase it.
Resident Evil 7 did just launch for the platform, which received raving views across the board. This title may have had a part in the high demand, but it seems that the headset has been incredibly popular since it’s launch in October. Multiple reports have stated that sales are much, much higher than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, even though it released more than 6 months later, so it’s no surprise that Sony is having trouble keeping up with demand.
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