Oculus surpasses $100 million in Quest content sales – News Brig

Despite a handful of units and years of sales, Facebook has by no means shared unit sales of any of their VR headsets.

Today, Oculus launched a brand new sales determine as the corporate reaches the 1 12 months anniversary of the discharge of the Quest headset. We didn’t get unit sales however the firm did share that they’ve offered $100 million value of Quest content in the gadget’s first 12 months — a quantity that signifies that whereas the platform continues to be nascent, a handful of builders are positively making it work for them.

Of that $100 million, Facebook says 20 titles have pulled in at the very least $1 million every with 10 of these eclipsing $2 million in sales. Just this previous October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had shared that Oculus had surpassed $100 million value of content throughout all units in its retailer, so this announcement appears to showcase that Quest titles are promoting a lot quicker than content for the corporate’s PC-based headsets.

Oculus has been struggling to maintain provide chains open over the previous a number of months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — most of their headsets, just like the Quest, have been offered out for many of 2020.

There are indicators of development although it’s clear the Quest continues to be a distinct segment product. Facebook detailed on its most up-to-date earnings name that the 80% year-over-year quarterly development of its quarterly “Other” income [$297 million] was “driven primarily by Oculus products.”  Zuckerberg commented on sales of the corporate’s flagship VR gadget, “Quest has surpassed our expectations. I wish we could make more of them faster.”

Over the previous 12 months, Oculus has had good luck in pushing builders to downscale titles optimized for PC-based headsets to the Quest and lots of the platforms winners have been titles that initially launched on Rift a number of years in the past like Superhot VR.

Oculus has missed out on a small handful of hits which have landed on Steam’s VR storefront as a substitute. The most notable of which was Valve’s current launch of the heavily-hyped VR title Half Life: Alyx by itself Steam VR retailer. PlayTracker estimates that Valve has offered upwards of 650,000 copies, a quantity which may push that title’s income close to $40 million. The title was suitable with the PC-powered Oculus Rift S, however isn’t optimized to run on the standalone Quest.

Oculus has not too long ago been rumored to be engaged on a lighter, smaller model of its Quest headset which it had hoped to launch in late 2020, although that timeline could also be pushed again by COVID-19.