HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Sales Stagnating According to Steam Survey

Both VR headsets haven’t been selling gang-busters.

Posted By | On 06th, Sep. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @splitscreener


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A recent Steam survey has offered a look at the current success of other VR headsets like HTC Vive (Valve’s VR solution) and Oculus Rift. The numbers aren’t exactly encouraging.

The number of HTC Vive owners increased by 0.3 percent in July and zero percent in August. Oculus Rift displayed 0.3 percent increase in July and 0.1 percent increased in October. Currently, 0.18 percent of Steam players have an HTC Vive. That number is 0.10 percent for Oculus Rift.

Though both systems launched with a strong amount of stock, it seems that the high price of admission and lack of major releases has stunted growth somewhat. How this will affect Sony, which launches the cheapest VR solution for PS4 with PlayStation VR and has a fairly solid release line-up already planned, will be seen after its VR headset releases on October 13th.

What are your thoughts on the current VR headset climate in the industry? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Macchendra

    I recently bought the Vive. The game Paddle Up is ping pong that is so realistic, that I’ve almost fallen over thinking I could put my hand on the table. There are two of the archery games that I’ve played that are incredibly fun: Lab’s Longbow and Holopoint. I have played awesome shooters like Brookhaven Experiment, A-10 VR, and Space Pirate Trainer. All of these are incredible games worth the admission price despite having very little “content” because they offer direct interaction with your virtual environment. All of these games would fail miserably with an Xbox controller. All of them would fail miserably without Vive’s hyper-accurate roomscale.

  • Starman

    “Save the PS4” & “Save the PSVR” campaign continues …….FACTS.

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  • crazy_black_man-

    Of course they’re not selling well. October 13th is the day when VR becomes a thing for the masses.

  • REP

    I don’t buy into the statistics. I do think Oculus and Vive need to come out with an HD version of their headsets….non-HD version is just not good enough visually for VR in general. PSVR will help boost the sale.


 

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