At the end of last week, we reported on the initial results of the July Steam hardware survey. But Valve has since updated its listings to finally include the Oculus Rift S and its own Index headset.
We previously noted that approximately 10% of VR headsets on Steam can be attributed to these new headsets. However, with this update, we know that Rift S is 8.4% and Index is 1.46%. However, it should be borne in mind that Rift S sales began a month earlier than the Valve Index. Rift S was launched in late May, and Index has become available to customers since the end of June. The headset only started shipping on July 24th.
Of course, the Rift S costs $ 399 for the whole set, while the Index price starts at $ 499 for one headset. The full set costs $ 999, so even from this point of view it is not surprising that the Rift S is ahead.
What is perhaps more interesting is that the Rift S is literally 0.99% behind Windows VR. Obviously, we know that the Steam hardware review is not entirely reliable (this is just an additional survey for Steam users), but to see how the new Oculus headset so quickly catches up with the entire line of VR devices that have been available for several years is really amazing.
In fact, the total number of Oculus headsets currently in use on Steam (including Rift and DK2) is 49.86%. For comparison, HTC Vive and Vive Pro account for 39.27% of the total share.
This definitely demonstrates that the Rift S got a good start in the context of the PC VR market. Of course, without any official sales figures, it’s hard to see how well any of these headsets really work.
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