Venturing into the Metaverse with the VR Game Beat Saber

“Beat Saber,” the popular virtual reality rhythm game, arrived on PlayStation VR 2 several months after the headset’s launch in February 2023. Despite the delayed release in late May, the game has quickly risen to the top of the charts and shows no signs of losing its momentum.

In PlayStation’s June top downloads list, “Beat Saber” once again claimed the top spot as the most downloaded game on PSVR 2. The list covers downloads from the US/Canada, Europe, and Japan.

It’s worth noting that PlayStation’s charts only include purchases made on the PS Store, excluding game upgrades or titles bundled with hardware. However, “Beat Saber” stands out as one of the few games that offers a free upgrade from the original PSVR version to the PSVR 2 edition. This means that new PSVR 2 users are naturally drawn to the game’s block-slashing action.

The continued success of “Beat Saber” on PSVR 2 is hardly surprising, considering the game’s reputation as an excellent title for beginners. Its “easy to play, hard to master” gameplay and relatively simple mechanics make it accessible to a wide range of players. Unlike many other VR games that require complex artificial locomotion, “Beat Saber” offers a more straightforward and immersive experience.

Furthermore, the studio behind “Beat Saber,” now owned by Meta, has secured numerous music deals since the game’s initial launch in 2018. This has resulted in an extensive library of paid DLC, featuring a diverse range of artists. From classic bands like Queen, Kiss, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to contemporary pop stars like The Weekend, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and BTS, players can enjoy an ever-expanding collection of songs with this VR equipment.

Given its consistently high performance, it is likely that “Beat Saber” will continue to dominate the charts on PSVR 2 for the foreseeable future.