The Android version of the Oculus app has been downloaded more than 5 million times from the Google Play Store. It’s also available on Apple’s App Store, but download numbers are not publicly visible there.
For those unaware, the Oculus app is required to setup a new Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, or Oculus Quest 2. You can also use the app to remotely trigger PC VR games to download as well. It’s not the most accurate metric to gauge the size of the Quest userbase, but in a little over two years it has increased 5x in size from just 1 million in 2019.
Facebook still does not reveal sales figures for any of its hardware products, but game sales for Quest continue to rise. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners made over $29 million in its first year across all VR platforms, Beat Saber is now over four million copies sold, and over 60 different apps on Quest have surpassed $1 million in revenue. Those are all strong indicators that VR is growing steadily.
Not to mention the fact that less than six months after its release last year, the Oculus Quest 2 is already the most-used VR headset across all of Steam — and it’s not even marketed as a PC VR-first device. It’s a fully standalone platform, that just so happens to also be capable of playing PC VR content if connected to a VR-ready PC. You’ll just need to either use an Oculus Link cable or setup Virtual Desktop.
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h/t: u/lostformofvr from Reddit