PSVR 2 release may not launch until 2023

We don't know the PSVR 2 release date just yet, but according to one analyst, mass production is expected to start soon with an early 2023 release planned. 

Discussing PSVR 2 in a Twitter thread, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Sony's new VR headset will enter production soon. He claimed, “My latest supply chain check suggests that the assembler and several component providers of PSVR 2 will start mass production with about 1.5M units shipments in [the second half of] 2022.”

Continuing on, Kuo states that Sony "may launch it in [Q1] 2023, depending on the development schedule of PSVR 2 game titles." Beyond this, Kuo otherwise discusses the upcoming launch titles, hardware upgrades, and Sony's suppliers. You can find the full thread below. 

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However, it's worth noting that Kuo's predictions haven't always been completely accurate. Last June, he claimed PSVR 2 would launch in April 2022, a release window that has now passed. He also predicted Oculus Quest 3 and Apple VR may arrive this year, though neither headset has been officially confirmed at this time.

When will PSVR 2 launch?

Right now, we just don't know when Sony's anticipated headset is launching. Previous reports from Bloomberg suggested a Holiday 2022 release (between November and December), but we've also seen rumors that PSVR 2 won't launch until 2023. But with PS5 stock still hard to come by, no thanks to the global chip shortage, it seems sensible to bet on a 2023 release

However, this week may finally offer an official release window. Sony is broadcasting a new State of Play conference on June 2. Half of that seems to be focused on third-party publishers, but it also confirmed we'll get a "sneak peek at several games in development for PlayStation VR2." Hopefully, we'll finally learn when we can experience this new headset.

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