Oculus Quest 2 Sales Surpass Past Models in 6 Months

03/30/2021 - 15:26 | By: Robert N. Adams
A Quest for Success

Oculus Quest 2 sales have been pretty darn good. In fact, Facebook Reality Labs VP Andrew Bosworth says that its latest virtual reality headset has surpassed all of its predecessors — combined.

The Oculus Quest 2 was officially revealed back in September of last year as a replacement for the Oculus Quest and it had some notable improvements. Critically, this particular VR headset is more than just a headset — it's essentially a standalone computer that rests on your head.

The concept is certainly appealing and it looks like people have taken a liking to the concept: a Facebook VP has stated that this latest piece of VR tech has sold better than any of its other headsets to date.

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Oculus Quest 2 Sales reaching 'An Increasingly Mainstream Crowd'

In a new interview with Bloomberg (via UploadVR), Facebook's VP of Reality Labs Andrew Bosworth said that the Oculus Quest 2 has sold very well. In fact, it's left its ancestors in the dust.

"So it feels like we've been talking about the potential and the promise [of VR] for a long time," Bloomberg's Emily Chang began. "I remember that moment when Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 and it still hasn't had that mainstream moment, if you will. When does that happen? Is it still a few years off?"

Well, if you look a little closely, I think it’s starting to happen right now," replied Bosworth said. "The fact that Oculus Quest 2, in just a few months on the market, has outsold not just its predecessor but all of its predecessors combined is a tremendous indicator that we are now at that point where we’ve broken through from the early adopter crowd to an increasingly mainstream crowd."

Bosworth did not detail the exact reason why it's sold so well, but there's one clearly contributing factor: a much lower cost.

"[We're] five years now from the anniversary of the launch of the first Oculus headset, the Oculus Rift. That headset, when you took its initial price — plus it had to be attached to a pretty beefy gaming PC to even run — the total cost of ownership was almost $2,000. And now today, you've got the Oculus Quest 2 and you can get this thing for $299. That's an incredible reduction of price in a relatively short period of time.

Judging by these comments, it looks like the Oculus Quest 2 has been a phenomenal success in its first six months of sale. You can buy an Oculus Quest 2 for yourself right now starting at $299 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of Oculus Quest 2 sales surpassing all of the previous Oculus headsets combined? Are you interested in a standalone VR headset or do you prefer to own one that's connected to a gaming PC or console? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!