What you need to know
- The Oculus Quest is selling well, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
- The standalone headset has earned positive reviews from several outlets.
- Orders for the Oculus Quest are often delayed due to stock shortages.
The Oculus Quest is performing well according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the Facebook Q2 2019 Earnings call, Zuckerberg stated that Oculus Quest devices are "selling as fast as we can make them" (via RoadtoVR). This isn't that surprising of a statement considering that shipments of Oculus Quest orders are often delayed in the U.S. and Europe while stock of the headset is filled.
The Oculus Quest has received positive reviews from several outlets, including our own review, and many developers have hopped on board. The Oculus Quest recently passed 50 games in the Oculus Store and is set to receive more throughout this year.
Following his statement on sales, Zuckerberg emphasized the improvements that Oculus has seen over the last few years.
More importantly, we've delivered an experience that people keep using week after week, and buying more content. There's still a lot of work ahead to develop this ecosystem and deliver the future of VR and AR products that we dream of, but this is an important milestone. In a few years, we've improved the state of the art from the original Rift, which cost $600 and needed to be tethered to a $1000 PC, to now Quest, which costs $400 all in, and is a superior experience in many ways.
Oculus did not release any sales numbers for the Oculus Quest, but it's safe to say from Zuckerberg's comments that the headset is doing well. Several factors can affect the speed of manufacturing and shipping devices, so it's difficult to discern any concrete figures from his statement.
Freedom to move
The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset. That means you don't need a PC or phone to use it and you don't have to duck and dodge around wires. As a result, you can bring VR almost anywhere and immerse yourself in gameplay.
Oculus Quest accessories we love
The Oculus Quest has everything you need to run it in the box, but you can still add some accessories to enhance the experience and help you take it with you.
Oculus Quest Travel Case ($40 at Amazon)
This case will protect your Oculus Quest when you're on the go and has enough room for the headset and Touch Controllers.
Quest Deluxe Strap ($20 at Studio Form Creative)
This adds another layer of support to the head strap built into the Oculus Quest. It helps distribute weight across your head to improve comfort, which is important for longer sessions.
Panasonic rechargeable batteries ($19 at Amazon)
These batteries can be recharged up to 2,100 times and are a great way to keep your Touch Controllers charged and ready to go.
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