VR headsets seem to sell very well, although you have to log into Facebook.
According to Facebook, the number of VR headset pre-orders by Oculus Quest 2 is 5 times that of the original Quest. In the company’s third-quarter earnings call (via UploadVR), CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the popularity of the company’s latest virtual reality independent device.
“We launched Quest 2,” Zuckerberg said during the call (via Seeking Alpha), “our most advanced virtual reality headset, just in time for a vacation. It gives a real sense of presence, just like you’re there with someone else or somewhere else, and we’ve worked hard for more people to get to this page.
“It’s lighter, faster, has a sharper screen, and the new price is just $300. Pre-orders have exceeded the original Quest orders more than 5 times and exceeded our expectations.”
However, the Quest 2 headset did not cause some controversy. Shortly before its release, Facebook announced that it would require a Facebook account to log into the Oculus service and access the device. This decision means that, for those who have kept Facebook at hand, Quest 2 is no longer an option.
Researchers have been working to ignore the login information and some have managed to do just that.
Despite the impact that could affect sales of its independent VR headset, Facebook said it was selling “beyond what we expected.” The headset costs $299 (for the 64GB model) and that makes it much cheaper than competing options, many of which require a fairly powerful gaming PC to run.
However, we also love those wired headphones, and you can learn the best VR headset suggestions and why in our guide.