PSVR’s latest exclusive seems to have a disappointing release | VGC

PlayStation VR exclusive Moss: Book II looks like it could have had a disappointing release, based on the number of players who own the game on a PSN tracking site.

PSNProfiles, a site that tracks users’ trophy information, states that Moss: Book II has only 101 gamers across the game’s two biases.

By comparison, Weird West, a game launched on the same day as Moss: Book II, is listed as having over 700 owners.

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It is worth noting that PSNProfiles is an opt-in service. It is currently not possible to scrape the entire PSN, so every account tracked on the site does so voluntarily, which means that the actual sales of the game will be much higher.

However, the PlayStation podcast Sacred Symbols (paywalled) notes that the first game, Moss, is listed as having over 20,000 owners across both of its versions.

Moss: Book II is exclusive to PlayStation VR, a headset that is only supported on PlayStation 5 via an adapter that users can order from Sony.

Moss: Book II was received positively by critics, with an 84 on review aggregator Metacritic. However, there are only 29 reviews of the game.

In a recent interview, Polyarc Studios co-founder and art director Chris Alderson said he wants the game to get to other platforms “as soon as possible.”

The original Moss was exclusive to PlayStation VR for about 5 months.

Sony announced in 2020 that PSVR has sold over 5 million units.

The follow-up hardware, PSVR 2, was unveiled by Sony last year, but its release date is currently unknown.