Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was up to five times more pre-ordered than last year’s original model, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed during Facebook’s earnings call. Zuckerberg describes the launch of Quest 2 as the company is making “big strides in building the next computer platform.”
“I am very impressed and excited by the progress our team has made in this regard,” Zuckerberg said during the call. “I think Quest 2’s new product is extraordinary. I love using it. And I’m really proud of the work we did there. “
It̵7;s not really surprising there is a pent-up demand for the Quest 2. Innovative standalone headphones are shipping at a starting price of $ 299 – $ 100 less than the previous model, which is hard to find. in stock for the whole year. Facebook is clearly doing its best to make this the most popular and accessible device possible.
Third-party Oculus developers are also benefiting from new users. Denny Unger’s Pistol Whip Cloudhead Labs creators say game sales have grown 10-fold since Quest 2’s launch, while Apex Construct’s Fast Travel Games studio saw an 800% increase in sales.