Oculus Rift Shares Developer Hardware Sales Data | TechCrunch
Were you to judge success by the response of The Internet when Facebook acquired nascent virtual reality hardware company Oculus Rift, developers didnt like the deal. Oculus Rift tells TechCrunch that its sold about 25, 000 second-generation DK2 development kits to developers since the pre-order page went live March 19. It says it sold about 60, 000 first-generation DK1 units over the lifetime of that kit.
That’s some pretty impressive sales numbers for a developer kit. Owning a DK1 I did hesitate on buying the DK2 as well, but in the end I just could’t resist. I get so much value out of the DK1 already that I know the DK2 will be fantastic to have. Also, who knows when the retail kit will eventually arrive.
The biggest point to take away from this article though, is that the knee jerk reaction to the Facebook deal has not had an impact on sales on the DK2. Once people had time to digest it all, most people have calmed down. There is a faction that the Rift will forever be dear for now, but I believe that they’re a minority.