Oculus Quest 2 Sells 1.four Million Models In This autumn 2020
The new, lighter headset features a redesigned all-in-one form factor, a higher-resolution display and updated controllers.
Oculus Quest 2, which was announced on Facebook Connect 7 and shipped on October 13, 2020, sold 1.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020. This is a record for a VR device that does not operate with a smartphone, according to SuperData, the leading provider of market intelligence for digital media, games and interactive media.
Designed by Oculus, a brand of Facebook Technologies, the VR headset has a similar design to the original Oculus Quest, which was released on May 21, 2019. The new, lighter headset includes a redesigned all-in-one form factor, higher resolution display and updated controllers.
SuperData estimates that Oculus Quest 2 will account for 87% of all VR headset sales this year. Oculus Quest 2 far outperformed its competitors in the fourth quarter. PlayStation VR, the second best-selling headset this quarter, sold 125,000 units, while Valve Index sold 61,000 units and the Oculus Rift / Rift S, which was released on May 21, 2019, sold 55,000 units.
The 64GB Oculus Quest sold for $ 299, a decrease of $ 100 from the original Oculus Quest. The original 128GB Oculus Quest has been replaced by a 256GB Oculus Quest for $ 399. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the original Oculus Quest sold out for most of the year, which increased demand for Oculus Quest 2 during the holiday season.
Unlike its predecessor, Oculus Quest 2 is not compatible with Oculus Go apps and games. However, it is compatible with all of the games and software supported on the original Oculus Quest. Ubisoft is currently developing Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR titles exclusively for Oculus Quest headsets.
Although Oculus Quest 2 was generally well received by critics, Come criticized the mandate to use Facebook accounts for the headset and all future Oculus products. In addition, some users said they couldn’t use the headset because their Facebook account was locked.
In his review of Oculus Quest 2, TheGamer wrote: “The Quest 2 is more intuitive and easy to use than VR has ever been. It offers higher image quality than last year’s Quest at a lower price. Although sacrifices have been made to bring the headset to an unbeatable price of $ 300, the Quest 2 really is the best VR headset out there for general use. This is the VR system that belongs in every household. “
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