Mark Zuckerberg announced he would surprise his fans with the new Oculus controller. Oculus Rift fights for supremacy with HTC Vive. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, there has been registered a drop in the number of sales for the VR headset. Other competitors started outweighing the revolutionary device. Fans argue that the headset took too long to be available on the market. Even the customers who pre-ordered the device had to wait months to finally get it.
In the meantime, another competitor arises, HTC Vive has impressive features. VR developers are proud of this device. Some reports demonstrated that Oculus Rift sales had gone up. The most important thing is that the new Oculus controller looks very promising. The controller which was expected for so long by its fans will be at the price of £190. Oculus will have to struggle a lot to bring the audience on its side at the annual virtual reality event, Connect 2016.
Customers are wondering which of the two competing headsets is better: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? The challenge between these two companies had started a competitive game, fighting for dominance. For all we know, Oculus has surpassed HTC Vive regarding price. Unfortunately, PlayStation VR was not to be exceeded yet. That could be discouraging for Oculus, considering that owning a PS 4 to test your new PSVR is much more accessible than begging for the major gaming setup which can run the games made by Oculus.
Those gamers who want a cheap and an excellent option will wait for the PSVR, especially those fans who own a PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, people who aspire to an unforgettable experience will pay more for the HTC Vive. Oculus Rift is placed somewhere in the middle unless it will announce a price cut for the new controller and the headset. In this way, it could win back a few fans.
If the price should drop to a hundred dollars, Oculus Rift would still be overpriced compared to PSVR, but at least they would share the playground. That price cut could become tempting even for HTC fans, who could give up their HTC option. If Oculus is less expensive, then this will bring the company back at the top, providing a great experience at an affordable price.
Are you curious to test Oculus’ virtual reality device or are you more triggered by HTC or PSVR?
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