The Oculus Rift has still severe shipping delays, now geeks get out as they already own the HTC Vive.
Don't mess it up with the geeks. Facebook owned Oculus is though just doing that. Peter Rojas, co-founder of Gizmodo and Engadget said on Twitter that he canceled his long overdue Oculus Rift order. Dave Gershgorn, editor at Popular Science did the same today.
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While these are just two customers Oculus lost, they are extreme influencers. The are geeks that can write. This is a damning combination for a consumer electronics company. Peter Rojas says that he does not need the Oculus Rift anymore because he owns already the HTC Vive.
HTC is shipping the $799 HTC Vive VR headset including the VR controllers within 2 to 3 days. New Oculus orders ship in August. Oculus has still not delivered the VR controllers and ships with an Xbox One controller. HTC also has a leg up with the room scale tracking.
Oculus could get a nice push if Microsoft indeed supports the Rift in the rumored Xbox Scorpio. They just need produce enough. Maybe Facebook should ask HTC how to do that.
Canceled my (long overdue) Oculus Rift order, just didn’t feel like I needed it since I already have the Vive.— Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) June 9, 2016