Specs, Pre-orders, Price, and Release Date

Throughout an interview with Bloomberg this week, Fb Actuality Labs VP, Andrew Bosworth, stated that Quest 2 has outsold all Oculus headsets mixed, a major milestone for a headset which has solely been obtainable for 5 and a half months.

Quest 2 Has Outsold All Oculus Headsets 9Andrew Bosworth | Picture courtesy Fb

Including to a handful of Quest 2 milestones that Fb has reported in current months, this week Fb Actuality Labs VP,  Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, instructed Bloomberg reporter Emily Change that he believes Quest 2 is starting to transcend an early adopter viewers and into the mainstream.

In response to Chang’s query about when VR will start to see mainstream traction, Bosworth stated:

“Should you look slightly carefully, I feel it’s beginning to occur proper now. The truth that Oculus Quest 2—in only a few months available on the market—has outsold not simply its predecessor, however all of its predecessors mixed, is an amazing indicator that we at the moment are at that time the place we now have damaged by from the early adopter crowd to an more and more mainstream crowd.”

That is certainly a major milestone, particularly contemplating that Quest 2 has solely been available on the market for 5 and a half months, whereas the corporate’s first headset launched 5 years in the past. Right here’s a fast timeline of Oculus headsets:

Rift – March 2016 Go – Might 2018 Quest & Rift S – Might 2019 Quest 2 – October 2020

We’re guessing that Fb will not be together with within the calculation Samsung Gear VR—which was an early smartphone-based Samsung VR headset made in collaboration with Oculus—although we’ve reached out to the corporate for remark.

Talking to Bloomberg, Bosworth stated that Quest 2’s value level was a major consider its rising traction; he stated the corporate’s first VR headset, Rift, had an all-in price of practically $2,000 in case you depend the Contact controllers (which have been bought individually for a while) and the PC required to energy the headset.

Bosworth additionally spoke of the wrist-worn XR enter system that Fb is prototyping, saying that the corporate believes it will likely be a key enter system for future headsets.

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