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Has anyone else noticed how hard HTC is marketing the Vive - and how little information there is coming out of Oculus?

Are HTC worried?

Is Oculus scared to advertise because they have too many orders as is?

Based on some wild speculation, there is a possibility could Oculus have 500,000 orders, while HTC sold 15,000 in the first ten minutes.

I am starting to think that either:

1) Oculus is continueing on it's somewhat amatuerish marketing ambivilance.

or,

2) The Rift v Vive war is already won.


thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Wihglah View Post

Has anyone else noticed how hard HTC is marketing the Vive - and how little information there is coming out of Oculus?

Are HTC worried?

Is Oculus scared to advertise because they have too many orders as is?

Based on some wild speculation, there is a possibility could Oculus have 500,000 orders, while HTC sold 15,000 in the first ten minutes.

I am starting to think that either:

1) Oculus is continueing on it's somewhat amatuerish marketing ambivilance.

or,

2) The Rift v Vive war is already won.


thoughts?

I think Occulus is perfectly happy with its amount of pre orders and is not seeing much need for marketing currently. Any kind of extrapolated numbers from the very limited data we have is wild speculation, at best. According to reddit there is statement from someone in the HTC customer service in the lines of "please be patient, we are overwhelmed with pre orders at the moment as we have "million" sold". Which I (and ofc many others in that reddit thread) do not think is true. I think this 500k number is in essence similar overly optimistic extrapolation in essence as with 0$ fee for pre-orders there probably will not be that many units actually shipped out even if facebook has that many pre-orders in their system.

As far as Rift vs Vive "war" goes - I think it would be premature to call an outcome of that based on pre-order numbers. That struggle will be playing out over the upcoming years and it will be the truggle of SteamVR as a platform against Facebook (currently called Occulus Store, I believe int his context) as a platform for content delivery. And I'm also pretty sure that some wheels are turning in the heads of various other companies at pretty rapid speed atm and pretty soon both Google and MS (with it's W10 store) will be doing everything they can to get a slice of that pie.
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Agree - having 3 months of pre-orders is a nice place to be for any company.

Anyone know if who is manufacturing the Rift? (I assume they are outsourcing)
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Anyone buy any games yet?
 
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Anyone buy any games yet?

I bought a fair number of games on the premise that I'd use them with the CV1, and/or used them with the DK2. I also backed a few on kickstarter that were promised to support VR.
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I went ahead and pre-ordered a Oculus Rift also. I got to try Eve: Valkyrie. I'll just sell the one I like the least, Rift vs Vive. My predictions is the Vive will be ahead of the Rift with initial reviews until the Rift releases their touch controllers, which look awesome btw.
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Anyone buy any games yet?
Be careful with non-native VR games. Some of those converted to VR make you nauseous quick. Best ones are definitely the ones built from ground up for VR.
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Did anybody test vorpX?

They claim over 100 non officially titles work in VR when you have vorpX.

Pretty much most of the AAA titles are on their list

http://www.vorpx.com/supported-games/
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I went ahead and pre-ordered a Oculus Rift also. I got to try Eve: Valkyrie. I'll just sell the one I like the least, Rift vs Vive. My predictions is the Vive will be ahead of the Rift with initial reviews until the Rift releases their touch controllers, which look awesome btw.
Be careful with non-native VR games. Some of those converted to VR make you nauseous quick. Best ones are definitely the ones built from ground up for VR.

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Did anybody test vorpX?

They claim over 100 non officially titles work in VR when you have vorpX.

Pretty much most of the AAA titles are on their list

http://www.vorpx.com/supported-games/

I own vorpx and it's pretty good!
But like it has been said converting games to vr could cause nausea, especially if your sensitive to it.
I'm not to sensitive to it so i guess i'm lucky.
I tried games like GTA V, skyrim and FarCry3 and it was defenitly awesome and a new experience.
I do agree that nothing tops a actual game build with vr in mind.
But for those older games that will never get vr support, vorpx is worth the money.
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Awesome video! And the tracking on the Vive looks near perfect.

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Ordered my Vive yesterday evening and it said my ship date would be may. mad.gif Which kind of sucks, but ill still wait.

Plus you never know, some cards might get declined and ill move up the line thumb.gif
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