At the Vox Media conference hosted by recode, Andrew Bosworth, vice president of augmented and virtual reality products at Facebook, said something strange. He shared clues about the sales numbers for the Oculus Quest. TechCrunch shared the information.
According to the leader, the firm has sold no less than $ 5 million worth of content for the Oculus Quest during the first two weeks. This is a very good start considering the number of games and applications available. Indeed, the Oculus Store had 53 different titles at the launch of the Oculus Quest.
A result which is all the more encouraging as the prices do not exceed 30 euros / dollars. The content is divided into six categories: free experiences, programs at 9,99 euros, those at 14,99 euros, then at 19,99, 24,99 and 29,99 euros. Based on our little calculation, Facebook sold a minimum of 166 VR games for the Oculus Quest during the period indicated. This remains an estimate which does not take into account the diversity of purchases made by users.
In addition to the sale of content, the trends observed on e-commerce platforms provide clues about the popularity of the autonomous headset. This product has been ranked number 1 in the “Video Games” category on Amazon in the United States. In addition, the firm suffered from stockouts at the time of launch on May 21.
As a reminder, Facebook has never communicated regarding sales of helmets. The only information available are estimates made by analysis firms.
In the sector, Sony confirms the exception to the rule. It must be said that the Japanese firm has sold no less than 4,2 million PlayStation VR, a result of which it is proud.
This first statement regarding the sale of content seems to confirm the successful launch of the Oculus Quest. It remains to be seen whether the helmet will succeed in establishing itself in homes for the long term.