The Oculus Quest 2 has outsold every other Oculus headset combined.
The news arrives as part of a Bloomberg video interview with Andrew Bosworth, VP of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook. When asked about virtual reality hitting the mainstream, Bosworth said that it was “starting to happen right now,” citing the Oculus Quest 2’s sales indicating a shift from early adopters to mainstream success. “Oculus Quest 2, in just a few months on the market, has outsold not just its predecessor but all of its predecessors combined,” Bosworth said.
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The Oculus Quest 2 launched in October of 2020, which means it is currently only five months old. Regardless, the cheaper, wireless head-mounted display has already outsold all of its predecessors, including the Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Oculus Go and the Oculus Quest.
The Quest 2 launched and superseded its predecessor in technology with a higher refresh rate and resolution, but actually dropped the base price of the 64 GB device to $299, down from $399. This was certainly a move made by Facebook to make VR more accessible to mainstream users.
Here’s our review of the Oculus Quest 2, which we scored a 9, calling it “an amazing VR headset.” Shortly after launch, we learned that users will lose all of their Oculus games if they delete their linked Facebook account.