Today, research center SuperData Research Holdings revealed record sales of Oculus Quest 2 for the fourth quarter of 2020. Analysts believe that by the end of 2021, about 87% of the VR headset market will be occupied by this headset.
The Oculus Quest 2 went on sale in October last year, during which time Facebook was able to sell over 1 million of these VR glasses. This makes the Oculus Quest 2 the fastest selling device in its segment. As SuperData points out in its report, the second generation Oculus Quest was able to surpass the first generation in sales due to its lower cost. In addition, the introduction of new restrictive measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic could also fuel interest in the device as a “home attraction”.
In terms of the number of virtual reality headsets sold in the last quarter, Oculus Quest 2 is followed by PlayStation VR (125 thousand devices sold in Q4 2020), Valve Index (61 thousand) and Oculus Rift / Rift S (55 thousand).
During 2020, demand outstripped supply, so Facebook was experiencing supply problems – there were simply not enough devices for everyone. Fortunately, the Oculus Quest 2 can now be purchased from the official website. Prices start at $ 299. SuperData believes that sales will continue to grow and by the end of 2021, the new Oculus headset will have 87% of the total market.
The device is a standalone virtual reality headset with its own app store so you can play your Oculus Quest 2 without connecting to a PC. Nevertheless, if you have such a need, then you can connect the glasses to your computer using a cable.
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