SuperData: Oculus Quest 2 shifted 1m models in This autumn
Research firm SuperData estimates that more than a million Oculus Quest 2 headsets were sold in the fourth quarter of 2020.
In the company’s update for the quarter, the company said around 1,098,000 units were moved during that period, the most non-mobile VR headsets ever. This is way above the competition; Runner-up for the fourth quarter of 2020 goes to PlayStation VR, which moved 125,000 copies while Valve’s Index headset made 61,000 sales. Eventually, the Oculus Rift and the newer Rift S sold 55,000 units between them.
Standalone devices like the Quest 2 will apparently account for 87 percent of VR sales in 2021.
“The Quest 2 benefited from a lower price tag than its predecessor and also from pent-up demand from those interested in joining the VR audience,” SuperData wrote.
“The original Quest sold out for much of 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains. The Quest 2 was also the first Oculus headset to hit VR enthusiasts around the holiday season.”
In 2020, SuperData revised its VR spend forecast several times. The company said PC VR titles would raise $ 189 million over the year, up 119 percent from last year.