COO: GameStop to sell out of PlayStation VR goggles

Christopher Palmeri
Bloomberg

GameStop Corp. expects to sell out of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation virtual reality goggles by Sunday, Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel said in an interview.

The Grapevine, Texas-based operator of computer game stores has asked Sony to supply more of the headsets, the executive said.

PlayStation VR, which is used in conjunction with Sony’s PlayStation game console, went on sale Thursday. GameStop took preorders and opened its doors just after midnight Wednesday, and Bartel said many stores were already sold out.

"If you find a PlayStation VR just grab it," he said. "This year demand will definitely outstrip supply."

Bartel declined to specify how many units of the $400 goggles it had been allocated, but said he believed GameStop had the largest allocation of any retailer, adding that sales of related virtual reality games were also doing well.

With assistance from Alex Webb

To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher Palmeri in Los Angeles at cpalmeri1@bloomberg.net.