Facebook launched the new Oculus Quest only two weeks ago, but the standalone VR headset already generated over $5 million in sales.
Success is not that common when it comes to VR headsets. In fact, the technology is far from having gone mainstream yet. So when Andrew Bosworth, VP of AR/VR at Facebook, takes the stage and announce over $5 million in content sales just two weeks after the Oculus Quest was launched, the world stops and listens.
The headset itself starts at $399. It is quite the novelty as it does not require a PC or phone to operate, is totally wireless and offers camera-based positional tracking like higher-end headsets.
When it launched, just two weeks ago, the Oculus store had only around 50 titles available to download, with titles and games going from free to as much as $30.
In times where VR is still trying to make a name for itself, content sales in the millions of dollars in such a short amount of time represent a massive commercial success for Facebook.