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Oculus expects to sell over one million units of first-generation consumer Rift headset

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Jun 2014 11:26 User comments (3)

Oculus expects to sell over one million units of first-generation consumer Rift headset

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has conservative expectations for the first-generation consumer model of the Rift headset, saying he hopes for just "north of a million units [in sales]" over the life of the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift."
"It's not going to be a console-scale market," Iribe added. "It always could be, but that's not the goal. The goal is to set expectations low, get the enthusiasts and early adopters to get into the space, get their feedback, get developers making really great content..."

There is still no set time frame for the release of the Rift, although many believe 2015 will see its launch.

After the first model is released, Iribe says he expects the second consumer version to hit two years after. That headset will be the first to see its full potential, Iribe admits, and one that should see mass-market appeal. "That's when we'll get these incredible, holy grail [games], the killer app for VR," he said. "And that's when we think the scale will really goal, and hopefully you'll get many millions of people into VR, playing great games and other stuff."

Currently, the Rift is in prototype, after 50,000 developers purchased early kits via Kickstarter. Facebook then acquired the VR company for $2 billion.


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3 user comments

115.6.2014 19:42

I would not buy any Facebook-branded product.

215.6.2014 20:15

Seconded. I just wonder how much personal info will have to be provided just to download and install the software for the thing.

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316.6.2014 01:49

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
I would not buy any Facebook-branded product.
I feel the same way. Also there is the consideration that their 1st gen device won't be that crash hot. They even kind of admitted it. A pity cause a mate of mine has one coming.

I expect the Playstation's version will be cracked for use on a PC anyway and might even be better.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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