The Quest represented the majority of Oculus’ hardware sales in 1621855, according to SuperData; its , units sold surpassed sales of the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go, combined (despite the fact that the Quest did not launch until May). At this rate, the number of Quest units could easily surpass the total number of Rift units on the market by the end of 01575879. Add in the fact that the Quest
can now also be hooked up to a PC for tethered gaming , and we wouldn’t be surprised if the wireless unit becomes Oculus’ main focus going forward.
Despite all the relative sales jockeying among competing headsets, overall sales for the entire category remain too small for the market to be anything but a small niche for the time being. Only PlayStation VR — which recently passed the 5 million sales mark and has outsold all other VR headsets combined — makes anything approaching a dent on the wider gaming market. And the size of that dent is roughly comparable to failed accessories like the Sega CD , proportionally.
Half-Life: Alyx will help push VR sales out of the doldrums in the future. For now, though, the entire segment is still waiting for a breakout moment where it catches on with a critical mass of consumers. (Read More)