The Oculus Quest 2 was preordered 5 occasions as a lot as the unique
The new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was pre-ordered more than five times as much as the original model from last year, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on Facebook’s profit call. Zuckerberg described the Quest 2 as the company taking “important steps in building the next computing platform.”
“I was very impressed and excited about the progress our teams have made in this area,” Zuckerberg said on the conference call. “I think the new Quest 2 product is extraordinary. I love to use it. And I’m really proud of the work we did there. “
It’s not really surprising that there would be pent-up demand for the Quest 2. The upgraded standalone headset ships at a starting price of $ 299 – that’s $ 100 less than the previous model, which was hard to find in stock year round. Facebook is doing everything it can to make this device as mainstream and accessible as possible.
Third-party Oculus developers also benefit from the influx of new users. According to Denny Unger of Cloudhead Labs, a developer of Pistol Whip, game revenue has increased tenfold since Quest 2 launched, while Apex Construct Studio Fast Travel Games revenue has increased 800%.