This is great news for VR Consumers! Albeit, not-so-great news for the crowds who still think VR is dead/dying or that the Oculus Rift is being set aside by Facebook-Oculus. Nonetheless, the demand of Rift and PCVR continues to grow!
Amazon in the United States doesn’t look like it’ll have Oculus Rift in stock for a couple weeks, the website states, with a representative of Facebook’s Oculus telling us they are working now on “replenishing inventory across channels.”
Facebook’s Oculus Rift “saw strong demand over the holidays,” according to the company, though the headset is still currently “in stock on Oculus.com and Best Buy, among other retailers.” We’ve seen empty shelves too at Best Buy and slow shipping reported at other stores. We note also the gap in usage on Steam between Rift and Vive grew in December, with more people using Rift for Steam content than Vive and Vive Pro combined.
To me, the greatest thing about this situation is that Amazon is not the primary storefront for the Rift. The Rift sales between Amazon, Oculus.com, and BestBuy are turning some great numbers. I can already see the difference in multiplayer games like Creed Boxing.