Quest 2 is Selling Faster than the Original Quest
In an interview with Protocol Gaming, the Oculus Director of Content Ecosystem Chris Pruett has revealed that the new Oculus Quest 2 headset is selling “faster than Quest” and has so far exceeded the company’s sales expectations.
This was actually expected as the new standalone Facebook headset has proven quite popular with VR enthusiasts due to its superior performance and affordable pricing. It features a more powerful hardware, comfortable weight, high-res display, better immersive experiences as well as expanded social and sharing capabilities. To top it all, it comes at an affordable price that is within the reach of most buyers. In spite of its superior offering, the 64GB variant of the headset is still cheaper than the original Quest headset.
The only caveat with the new headset is that users need an active and genuine Facebook account connected to the device in order to use it, a requirement has been a pain-point for some users with Facebook account issues. Several users have been locked out of the headset permanently which has turned this much desired headset into a paperweight.
Some virtual reality developers including the developers of Apex Construct, Pistol Whip and Waltz of the Wizard among others have also seen a bump in sales following the release of Oculus Quest 2 headset on October 13.
One of the newest big launch titles for the Quest 2 headset was The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. There is also Population: One, a virtual reality battle royale shooter which launched on both Quest and PC VR this week with full crossplay.
It is hard to put Pruett’s comments in context in the larger scheme of things as Facebook is yet to release the sales figures for its Oculus headsets. However, the original Quest did quite well, reaching a wider audience of VR users so if Quest 2 is doing better than the original Quest, it could be a signal better tidings for the mainstream VR industry.