Global shipments of Oculus Quest 2 are expected to reach 10 million units.
Qualcomm, a conglomerate that produces semiconductors implanted in VR headsets, held a presentation for investors on the 16th, and Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, who participated in the event, said, “The ticket to participate in the metaverse is Snap. It is a dragon, and in the case of Quest 2, there are 10 million units.”
In fact, the Oculus Quest 2 is equipped with Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon XR2’ chipset for VR devices. Immediately after the announcement, a Qualcomm spokesperson added, “The numbers mentioned by the CEO are based on market averages only and are not based on official sales figures.”
As of November 2021, the meta hasn’t announced the total sales of Quest 2. However, based on the recall information of face cover parts implemented in July, it can be inferred that about 4 million units were sold in North America alone in July.
The reason this shipment forecast is special is that the meta considers VR headset distribution and the number of ’10 million’ as important. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in 2019 that “to build a sustainable ecosystem, we need 10 million users.” Andrew Bosworth, the next CTO, also said in August 2021, “I am confident that VR users will cross the 10 million barrier faster than expected.”