Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst at Tianfeng International Securities, just said on Twitter that he learned from the supply chain channel that the PS VR2 assembly and multiple component suppliers will start mass production, with an output of about 1.5 million units, which will be released in the second half of 2022. Shipping. He expects Sony to launch PS VR2 in the first quarter of 2023, subject to game development progress.
Earlier at the business briefing, Sony said that when PS VR2 goes on sale, there will be more than 20 first and third-party titles available simultaneously. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks this will give PS VR2 a good start. He believes that Sony’s position and resources in the industry can accelerate the development of AAA-level VR games, which is beneficial to the development of VR.
He said that the most significant hardware upgrade for PS VR2 will be the availability of optical modules. The PS VR1 headset has no inside-out, see-through mode, or eye-tracking optics, while the PS VR2 has four 720p IR-tracking cameras and two eye-tracking cameras.
Taiwan Yujing Optoelectronics, the main supplier of PS VR2 optical components, is also the main supplier of aspherical lenses used in PS VR2. Other suppliers include China’s Goertek for assembly, Samsung Display for OLED panels, and Linklaw for processors.