At the time of this writing, more than 84,000 people have walked the dark and rotting hallways of Resident Evil 7’s haunted estate in virtual reality, around 10% of the active player base. The numbers continue to climb; just three days ago, that number was 62,000.
The total player numbers include both Xbox and PC players — there isn’t a separate tally of players for the PS4 edition. Resident Evil 7 only supports the PSVR headset, which means only people who have opted for Sony’s budget-priced gear even have the option to use the feature at all.
It indicates Sony’s cost-efficient approach to VR has been successful; at an absolute minimum, 84,000 people have bought and are actively using their device. Needless to say, that makes Resident Evil 7 a major VR success story. Despite prohibitive pricing and limited options, this is a good indicator that even this first generation of VR hardware not only works, but has a growing potential in the market.