During Sony’s quarterly conference call for overseas analysts and investors, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida gave some color on the situation of pre-orders for PlayStation VR units..
“As for the pre-order reaction, I hear that it’s a quite positive reaction in the United States, however the quantity is quite limited, so anyway that is not a big number.”
Yoshida-san also mentioned that the company has no big concerns, for the moment, in the ability of the supply chain to satisfy demand:
As for the supply chain constraints, there is no suupply chain constraints. However we are currently priming a not large number of VR units this fiscal year, because this is the year of the startup of the VR experience for our customers. So anyway, there’s no big negative supply chain concerns.”
While we don’t know how limited the supply of headsets Sony has allocated to pre-orders, it seems that the house of PlayStation isn’t planning to just flood the market yet.
It’s worth mentioning that PlayStation VR will launch in October, and the fiscal year will end in March 31st, 2017, so this is related only to the fist six months of PlayStation VR’s life on the shelves.