Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
So which one actually looks like its going to end up being the better purchase? If one members post was correct, and its a 3:1 ratio of vive to rift owners, that would suggest that the vive likely turns out to be the better product, or at least has better value.
Wait a second there. You're appealing to popularity and committing a questionable leap of logic.
If Vive is simply supposed to be a PC peripheral and platform-agnostic, then how can anyone argue that install base should inform a purchasing decision? How does popularity figure into it having better value? Popularity as a reason for buying would indicate that you can only play certain experiences on the Vive, which is technically true for motion controlled games at the moment, but Touch is coming, Hydra is available now, Leap Motion has several applications, and so on.
Vive is allegedly not playing the exclusives game that Oculus is playing, right. That seems to be an argument tailor made for a platform that has "exclusives", not a simple peripheral.