VR Headset Sales Plummet

by William D’Angelo, posted 58 minutes ago / 471 Views

There was a lot of hype around virtual reality, however, sales have plummeted over the summer.

The number of HTC Vive owners on Steam grew only 0.3 percent in July and was flat in August, according to the Steam Hardware & Software Survey.  The Oculus Rift ownership on Steam grew 0.3 percent in July and 0.1 percent in August.

Right now, 0.18 percent of Steam users own the HTC Vive and 0.10 percent own the Oculus Rift.

Sony’s PlayStation VR could help turn things around for the VR market when it launches worldwide on October 13. 

Thanks VentureBeat.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let’s Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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