A number of VR developers are reporting huge increases in sales thanks to the launch of Oculus Quest 2 last week.
Developers behind games like Pistol Whip, Waltz of the Wizard and more emerged on Twitter. Denny Unger, CEO of Pistol Whip developer Cloudhead Games, for example, said the rhythm slider has seen its sales increase tenfold since the launch of the independent headset on October 13th.
Developers did not disclose specific sales numbers, but Pistol Whip was already one of a handful of apps to generate more than $ 3 million in revenue on the original Quest alone. Waltz, meanwhile, also saw its sales increase tenfold, as confirmed by developer Aldin Dynamics CEO, Hrafan Thorisson.
Andreas Juliusson of Fast Travel Games meanwhile confirmed that sales of the developer̵
Finally, Sergio Hidalgo, developer of VR horror games, Dreadhalls, provided a fun graph to show the increase in sales of his game.
Dreadhalls’ sales on the Quest platform. 😲😀 pic.twitter.com/ATvobTMvDO
– Sergio Hidalgo (@SerHidal) October 16, 2020
The original Quest already offered an encouraging lifeline in the VR market for many developers, and these early figures suggest that Quest 2 could continue this trend. This week, however, has not been a completely successful transition for Facebook; online, many customers talk about having walled systems thanks to the headsets’ dependence on the social platform.
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