In line with Chris Pruett in an interview with Protocol Gaming, the Director of Content material Ecosystem at Oculus, the Oculus Quest 2 is promoting “quicker than Quest” and is exceeding gross sales expectations.
Oculus Quest 2 Promoting ‘Quicker Than Quest’
This could come as no shock to anybody that’s been following the trade at all around the final a number of weeks as Fb’s newest standalone VR headset has confirmed to be fairly fashionable. We dubbed it the brand new king of VR in our evaluate with the huge caveat that you must hyperlink an energetic and bonafide Fb account to the system to make use of it.
Once more, that’s a fairly huge string hooked up because it’s already leading to a number of customers getting locked out completely, turning their shiny new VR headset into an costly paperweight.
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Within the Protocol Gaming interview, Pruett mentioned: “We actually couldn’t be happier. The system is promoting fairly nicely…quicker than Quest did…possibly a little bit past what we anticipated.”
Beforehand we’d heard from just a few VR builders of fashionable titles reminiscent of Pistol Whip, Apex Assemble, Waltz of the Wizard, and extra that they’re all seeing massive bumps in gross sales now that the Quest 2 is out. The Strolling Lifeless: Saints & Sinners was one of many solely massive, new launch titles for the headset (all video games are additionally on Quest 2) and Inhabitants: One, a VR battle royale shooter, drops on Quest and PC VR tomorrow with full crossplay.
We nonetheless don’t have any arduous gross sales figures for any Oculus headsets in any respect, apart from the Samsung collaborative Gear VR from years in the past, so it’s arduous to inform what Pruett’s quote means within the grand scheme of issues. That being mentioned, we are able to clearly inform the unique Quest offered nicely and if this one is promoting quicker and past expectations, that’s actually signal for total VR adoption in mainstream society.
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