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Steam Hardware Survey - May 2021 results included

RuneSR2
Level 16

Latest results:

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These results are compared, at least for the Rift, to August when Rift peaked at 0.35 %. Since August 2018 Rift has decreased about 6 % (from 0.35 to 0.33). Vive also decreased.  

Compared to other HMDs we see from April to September (note that this image hasn't been updated to October yet):

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When updated to October I'd expect:

Rift = 45 %
Vive = 42 %
WMR = 8 %
Vive Pro = 3 %
Rift DK2 = 1 %

Source: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/Steam-Hardware-Software-Survey-Welcome-to-Steam

BTW - some history:

April 2018:

Oculus Rift 0.20%
HTC Vive 0.18%
Windows Mixed Reality 0.01%
Oculus Rift DK2 0.01%
Oculus Rift DK1 0.00%
Unknown 0.00%


July 2018:

Oculus Rift 0.32%
HTC Vive 0.31%
Windows Mixed Reality 0.05%
HTC Vive Pro 0.01%
Oculus Rift DK2 0.01%
Oculus Rift DK1 0.00%

I guess it's more or less a stand still since July for Rift and the original Vive... I don't think the Odyssey+ has had any impact on the WMR results above, the Odyssey+ is much too new - if it'll have any impact, it won't be before the Steam Hardware Survey November 2018 results. 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

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Shadowmask72
Level 16
Hang-on. I don't believe the rise can solely be attributed to HL:Alyx. Sure that will have increased some numbers but we've just passed the holiday season which nets expected boosts in sales across-the-board. Also, there are several key titles that have no-doubt helped shape the landscape such as Asgard's Wrath, Stormland and S&S (biggest gains across the Rift platform).  With an increase in  decent releases like these then we'll see more interest in the sector.  VR software does needs to shake the "it's a tech-demo" mentality some people potential consumers harbour. 


System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.

RuneSR2
Level 16
Could be, last year January 2019 showed a 14% increase, but this year the increase was 51%. The 0.87% in Dec 2019 was strangely low though, like some had removed their hmd and then reattached it. Maybe the real increase was more like 25 to 30%... but still that would be much higher than the Christmas effect last year.
I'd expect to see effects of Stormland and Asgard's Wrath in Dec, although you're right that the current time is a great one for VR adoption due to the many AAA-like titles. S&S arrived Jan 23, I doubt that game has had a great impact on Steam hmd numbers, but maybe next month...

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

snowdog
Level 16
Should increase a bit more this week. A couple of friends of mine are coming over to try my Rift S and I'm pretty sure they're going to buy one afterwards.

Spark has never tried VR before and Lauren has only tried a rollercoaster at a party so I think they'll both jump on it. Particularly when Spark tries VR Porn lol ?
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

RuneSR2
Level 16

snowdog said:

Should increase a bit more this week. A couple of friends of mine are coming over to try my Rift S and I'm pretty sure they're going to buy one afterwards.

Spark has never tried VR before and Lauren has only tried a rollercoaster at a party so I think they'll both jump on it. Particularly when Spark tries VR Porn lol ?



Nice, be careful with the locomotion though, one of my friends experienced profound motion sickness the last time, I probably should not have let him take a walk in Stormland  😞
So First Contact, The Lab Robot Repair, Beat Saber, Art Plunge, Moss ... 😉

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

Shadowmask72
Level 16

snowdog said:

Should increase a bit more this week. A couple of friends of mine are coming over to try my Rift S and I'm pretty sure they're going to buy one afterwards.

Spark has never tried VR before and Lauren has only tried a rollercoaster at a party so I think they'll both jump on it. Particularly when Spark tries VR Porn lol ?


Be interested to hear what Lauren thinks of VR Porn. Most of it is catered towards men but the 1% that isn't might appeal. My missus tried it with a mixed reaction. I think the bottom-line is these things need to be shot/directed by women on the basis of appealing to women. Not men thinking they know what is appealing to women. 

Interesting group mechanic you got going on there Snowdog.   +1:


System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.

Shadowmask72
Level 16
@runesr2 what I meant was, the same rule that applies to HLA  can also apply to S&S. Obviously less anticipation with S&S unless you're a WD fan. People don't rush out and buy the headsets on the day of the game release. I assume then some would have looked at the release schedule before-hand and purchased a VR headset based on the upcoming releases as well as what's available now.


System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.

RedRizla
Level 16
The quality of games being released lately is the reason for more headset sales. I think that's quite clear to see and I just hope game devs continue to create quality content instead of some of the rubbish we see. I also hope some of the large devs houses don't just continue to ignore VR, given we have small groups of devs making quality content for VR. All this just goes to show what a few quality games can do.

Unfortunately my Oculus CV1 is on it's last legs and I'm struggling to find a VR headset to replace it. I have a HP Reverb but it has some limitations. I just wish I could find a VR headset that matched the HP Reverb resolution and had better controllers with more camera's or outside in tracking.

RuneSR2
Level 16

RedRizla said:

The quality of games being released lately is the reason for more headset sales. I think that's quite clear to see and I just hope game devs continue to create quality content instead of some of the rubbish we see. I also hope some of the large devs houses don't just continue to ignore VR, given we have small groups of devs making quality content for VR. All this just goes to show what a few quality games can do.

Unfortunately my Oculus CV1 is on it's last legs and I'm struggling to find a VR headset to replace it. I have a HP Reverb but it has some limitations. I just wish I could find a VR headset that matched the HP Reverb resolution and had better controllers with more camera's or outside in tracking.


If you don't want Rift-S or Quest Link, then I think it's hard not being able to use CV1 due to asw 2.0, but to some degree also due to oled.

You could consider Vive Pro with Knuckles, but that'll be more expensive than the Index. Or get Index - or Pimax, but due to Alyx being just 1 of 3 Valve flagships I chose Index, also to support Valve's initiative - haven't regretted that decision. 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

snowdog
Level 16

RuneSR2 said:


snowdog said:

Should increase a bit more this week. A couple of friends of mine are coming over to try my Rift S and I'm pretty sure they're going to buy one afterwards.

Spark has never tried VR before and Lauren has only tried a rollercoaster at a party so I think they'll both jump on it. Particularly when Spark tries VR Porn lol ?



Nice, be careful with the locomotion though, one of my friends experienced profound motion sickness the last time, I probably should not have let him take a walk in Stormland  😞
So First Contact, The Lab Robot Repair, Beat Saber, Art Plunge, Moss ... 😉



Yup, I'm going to do the following in this order:

1) Dreamdeck
2) First Contact
3) Google Earth VR
4) TheBlu
5) Robo Recall
6) Elven Assassin
7) The Climb
😎 SuperHOT VR
9) Dreadhalls
10) Face Your Fears
11) Skyrim VR
12) Fallout 4 VR
13) Five Nights At Freddy's VR
14) Elite Dangerous
15) War Thunder
16) Project CARS 2

I think Lauren will be okay regarding sim sickness because she's a gamer but not sure about Spark.

I had to put FNAF VR at number 13 ?
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

kevinw729
Level 15
How long can OculusVR still continue to support Oculus Rift (CV1)?
https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959