According to the data released by apptopia on Tuesday morning, compared with previous years, the number of new installations of oculus mobile applications increased by more than 150% over the Christmas weekend.
In other words, there are many virtual reality headphones under the tree this year. According to the data of real-time competitive intelligence platform, from December 24 to 26, oculus applications were installed nearly 650000 units worldwide, higher than 255000 units in the previous year.
This is the latest sign of meta, the parent company of oculus and Facebook, which has large-scale engineering operations in Seattle.
Earlier reports pointed out that oculus app jumped to the top of Apple’s IOS. Starting at $300, oculus meta Quest 2 seems to have done more than its role in introducing virtual reality into the mainstream.
From personal experience, as the person who put quest2 under the tree this year, this is a great device to show the potential of unconstrained virtual reality. Unfortunately, meta has not fulfilled its commitment to no longer require facebook accounts to set up and use Quest 2 and other VR headphones. This change is expected sometime next year.
As CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined earlier this year, virtual reality is the door to meta’s greater vision of metaverse. A large number of data show that the controversy over Facebook in recent months may not eventually hinder the company’s efforts to develop metaverse in the next stage.
Maybe it’s wise to change your name after all.