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[ATTACKOFTHEFANBOY] HTC Vive has Overtaken Oculus Rift According to Steam

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The Oculus Rift has seemed to be synonymous with VR ever since the beginning of the current gaming revolution. The company, which began life as a Kickstarter campaign, was the name for VR gaming, and it was expected that sales would follow suit, even after the HTC Vive was unveiled as its main competitor. However, whether due to the still running shipping woes, or because of choices by the company itself, it looks like the HTC Vive is winning the current VR war, and by a lot.



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I just wish I could properly view VR... mad.gif
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Do we know the total numbers? I see these percentages (HTC Vive0.09%, Oculus Rift 0.03%), but can't people also opt out of the survey? Just wondering if we can derive approximate numbers from that 0.12%.
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Can we just blame Facebook for this? Easy way out.
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did anyone expect otherwise?
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Do we know the total numbers? I see these percentages (HTC Vive0.09%, Oculus Rift 0.03%), but can't people also opt out of the survey? Just wondering if we can derive approximate numbers from that 0.12%.

Some sites estimating 50,000 units as of early June.
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did anyone expect otherwise?

Well one device has a wait list of at least weeks unless you can find one retail and the other will ship in 2-3 days. So not really. Ordered mine on a Wednesday and got it on a Friday for example.
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It's more than likely the shipping times are the biggest reason for this. Given the cost of a VR rig plus a rift/vive, this is still a hardcore enthusiasts market and enthusiasts aren't known for their patience.

Additionally, I would wager that most people who prefer one over the other haven't experienced both...
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The Steam Hardware Survey Says there are more Valve Products than it's competitor.

Seems Legit.
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It's more than likely the shipping times are the biggest reason for this. Given the cost of a VR rig plus a rift/vive, this is still a hardcore enthusiasts market and enthusiasts aren't known for their patience.

Additionally, I would wager that most people who prefer one over the other haven't experienced both...

You may lose that wager. My IT guy has both and prefers the Vive. He was however a little erked over having to wait months for the Rift after preordering on the 3rd day but being able to get a Vive shipped overnight to him last week. Still, he stated that whole room VR is the way to go. One of these days I need to go experience it for myself before plopping down that sum. I will admit one advantage. He is talking about bringing his PC and Rift to work to demo. You can't really do that with the Vive.
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