Oculus Quest 2 now accounts for nearly a 3rd of all SteamVR customers
The Oculus Quest 2 now accounts for more than 31% of all SteamVR users and continues to build a huge lead in the market.
The news came via Valve’s latest Steam Hardware Survey (thanks UploadVR for the spot), which reports on the user data transmitted by survey in June 2021.
As Steam’s own charts show, the adoption of Oculus Quest 2 exploded after its launch last October. With a steady rise, Facebook’s wireless headset now has a tight grip on just over 31% of all SteamVR users (who have submitted survey responses). This puts it well ahead of the Oculus Rift S (18.48%), Valve’s own Index headset (16.68%) and the HTC Vive (11.24%) in headsets with more than 10% of all users. The Quest 2 continues to grow, with the share up + 0.95% since the May results.
Given its incredibly competitive price compared to other premium headsets like the Index or Vive, the Quest 2’s success shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Especially since it supports the choice of wired or wireless gaming itself for SteamVR, using either a third-party virtual desktop program or the recently added official one Air link support. Put aside concerns about forced Facebook integration, the Quest 2 doesn’t really have a close competitor when it comes to high quality yet affordable VR gaming.
However, it doesn’t stop there in the world of VR headsets. The HTC Vive Pro 2 has just been released and debuted with a 0.08% share of the SteamVR user base. At more than double the price of the Oculus Quest 2, the Vive Pro 2 is unlikely to gobble up nearly a similar number of users as the Quest 2, but it does show that VR continues to expand in both the mid-range and upper-end consumer ranges. Sony will introduce its new PS5 VR system next year and brings many titles to PSVR in the coming year, You can look forward to any shape of your headset.
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