Rec room Not one of the best free social VR apps out there. In the absence of hard sales figures, this makes for an excellent watermark for how things are progressing in the industry. Now, according to Rec room Downloads on Quest 2, developers estimate that Facebook has sold three million Quest 2 units in 2020 Q4 alone.
We are not close to knowing of course How well Quest 2 launched, though Sean Whiting of REC Room says the studio’s download data could point to two to three million Quest 2 ballpark figures sold between the headset’s October 2020 launch and the end of the year is.
Seeing people talking about selling 1M Quest 2 headsets. Here is one @Rec room Dull message
“Real numbers are more probable like 2-3M Quest 2s in Q4. We’ve seen 1M * new * Quest users in the last 3 months. Our attachment rate is 40% or less. We think we didn’t see all of them. Is. So far ”
– Sean Whiting (@chavernkroom) 5 February, 2021
If an attachment rate of 40% is accurate, it would place it somewhere near the 2.5 million Quest 2 headsets sold before the start of 2021. Even though Rec room There was a hypothetical 100% attachment rate, a million headsets sold in the first three months is not something to sneeze at – it would probably make it the fastest-selling VR headset ever.
When speaking directly to investors, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has historically downsized his XR projects, citing his AR and VR aspirations as long-term investments. Facebook will not release any hard data on Facebook hardware sales until it sees a future product, Zuckerberg said in an earnings call late last month that Quest 2 “is on track to be the first mainstream virtual reality headset.” ”
Zuckerberg believes the mainstream is not well-defined, although, at the company’s XR Developer Conference 2018 on Oculus Connect 5, he said that 10 million VR users would reach out to the company to create a sustainable ecosystem for VR. Was an important milestone. Developers. Facebook may not be there yet, but another equally successful product launch could put them in a good position to live up to that self-imposed infringement point.
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