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The Oculus Quest is selling out in the U.S. after one week

The Oculus Quest virtual reality headset has sold out at some U.S. retailers just a week after launch, suggesting mainstream interest in virtual reality tech might finally be warming up.Â

Chris Kerr, News Editor

May 29, 2019

1 Min Read

Facebook's new standalone Oculus Quest virtual reality headset has sold out at some U.S. retailers just a week after launch, suggesting mainstream interest in virtual reality tech might finally be warming up. 

The $399 headset is a completely all-in-one device that aims to deliver a PC-like virtual reality experience without the need for a PC connection or any external tracking sensors. 

As reported by Variety, the Quest launched on May 21, but has already sold out at major stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Newegg, so it looks like early adopters at least are keen on the standalone unit. 

While the device has impressed during its first week on shelves, it still has some way to go before cementing its place as the one true VR messiah. After all, no concrete sales figures have been released yet, and it's unclear how many units were shipped to retailers. 

Still, Facebook at least seems quietly pleased with the Quest's early showing, and said its working on ensuring retailers are restocked as soon as possible.

"We’re so glad to see the excitement and interest in Oculus Quest. While some of our retail partners are temporarily out of stock online, we’re working to restore availability in all channels as soon as possible," commented the company.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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