Steam Retains VR Surge Four Months After Half-Life: Alyx Launch

General the variety of customers utilizing VR headsets on Steam grew from 1.74% to 1.eight%. Nonetheless, the small progress follows a development of bouncy figures in the previous few months which seem to indicate a slowing of VR headset adoption that began in Could.

Valve Index is Now the Second Most Used VR Headset on Steam 12It’s powerful to say exactly what’s inflicting the slowdown, although a standard chorus amongst PC VR customers is that the platform hasn’t seen many main VR recreation releases since Half-Life: Alyx again in March of 2020. Certainly, Quest and Quest 2 have been commanding vital consideration amongst extra skilled VR builders lately.

Share of VR Headsets on Steam

Whereas Index grew probably the most within the final month and took the second place spot, Quest 2 nonetheless has a serious lead and, now that it’s again on sale after a month-long pause on gross sales, has grown to 33.19% (+1.04%) of all VR headsets in use on Steam.

Valve Index is Now the Second Most Used VR Headset on Steam 13Rift S, the unique Quest, Home windows Blended Actuality, and the unique Vive misplaced probably the most share during the last month, with Rift S at 17.21% (–zero.88%), Quest at 5.02% (–zero.68%) Vive at 9.70% (–zero.31%), and Home windows Blended Actuality at 5.48% (–zero.31%).

As for the share amongst headset distributors, though Quest 2 grew within the final month, Oculus total dropped to 60.71% (–zero.42%) resulting from losses from Rift S and the unique Quest. Regardless of being the latest vendor to launch a brand new PC VR headset (Vive Professional 2), HTC’s share continues its lengthy decline, now right down to 13.89% (–zero.56%).

Valve Index is Now the Second Most Used VR Headset on Steam 14The one main vendor that grew its share within the final month is definitely Valve which, regardless of providing solely a single headset, is the third largest vendor of VR headsets used on Steam.

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