Oculus Rift VR Headset Sales Reach 85,000 and Counting
The next-gen consoles have arrived and fanboys across the globes are trolling each other over which one is superior based on games, resolution, etc. But truth be told ever since the Oculus Rift VR Headset came into the picture in 2012 and with its viral underground popularity it became very apparent what is going to be the future of gaming. The “Crystal Cove”, which is what the new model was named at the time, was unveiled at CES earlier this year and Oculus VR has already pre-sold 25,000 units. And the numbers have no signs of stopping. The previous Oculus Rift developer kit sold so well that they actually had to stop production because they ran out of materials to produce more kits. However, with Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR earlier this year for 2 billion dollars the rift creator’s have the backing behind them to produce countless developer’s kits this time around.
The new VR head set which was renamed at GDC as simply the DK2 (developer’s kit 2) has seen many improvements over its predecessor. This time around it has less motion blur, OLED displays, and now head tracking. The head tracking upgrade is thanks to a new camera that was also developed by Oculus for the DK2. Head tracking is a huge advancement for developers, and has been wildly sought after by the Rifter community.
The new headset is listed for $350 dollars and shipping of the next-gen headset will begin in July. Pre-orders began March 19th and similar to the first generation the DK2 is meant for developer’s but there is no restriction on who can order it. We will see in July what the final numbers are but the Oculus Rift VR Headset popularity has no signs of slowing down any time in the future.
With Xbox giving us the ability to talk to our TV’s and with virtual reality on the horizon it is exciting to see how technologically advanced our living rooms will become over the next decade. What do you think about the possibility of VR in the near future? Let us know in the comments below?
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