A guest experiments with the Oculus Quest at Facebook’s F8 Conference in San Jose, California, in April 2019.– AFP Relaxnews

Facebook’s wireless, standalone virtual truth headset, the Might 2019 Oculus Mission, has passed the 100-million mark in terms of dollar sales of video games and apps.

We do not understand how lots of Oculus Quest headsets have actually made it into customers’ hands (and nestled centimeters in front of their eyes), but we do understand how well its software sales are doing.

Honoring one year on the marketplace for the hands-free, cordless VR headset, Facebook verified US$ 100mil (RM434.96 mil) worth of sales through the gadget’s app shop.

Nevertheless, it has actually not yet disclosed how many Mission headsets the company has actually moved, a decision exposed to analysis.

PlayStation VR, for instance, was approaching 1 million unit sales after its first five months (October 2016 to February 2017) and 2 million by the end of its first 14 months (early December 2017).

It debuted at US$ 399 (RM1,736), now retailing for US$ 349 (RM1,518) where available, however needs the usage of a PlayStation 4 (US$ 299/RM1,301) or PlayStation 4 Pro (US$ 399) console. For contrast, the standalone Mission offers in US$ 399 and US$ 499 (RM2,171) configurations.

On the other hand, PC video gaming business Valve Software, popular for its Half-Life, Website and Dota 2 video games, notched 149,000 unit sales of the Valve Index in between March 2019 and the close of the year.

Of that, year-end sales were boosted by two-thirds in reaction to the November announcement of Half-Life: Alyx.

Valve Index systems cost between US$ 499 (headset only) and US$ 999 (RM4,345, headset, controllers, tracking stations).

As the Quest can be utilized with a computer thanks to its Oculus Link function, March’s Half-Life: Alyx is likewise being credited with driving Facebook’s VR earnings over the very first three months of the year.

Microsoft has been supporting its own Windows Mixed Reality platform through a portfolio of production collaborations.

Other manufacturers are able to develop and create VR headsets to fulfill WMR standards and, as a result, use a range of cost points from US$ 279 (RM1,214) upwards.

Like the Index, and not too dissimilar from the PSVR, they need a separate PC to power them, as a result rising the cost of admission.

Google reported over five million shipments of its low-budget Cardboard VR viewer between June 2014 and January 2016. Users slot a suitable mobile phone gadget into the Cardboard caddy. – AFP Relaxnews