The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. According to the just-released December figures from Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has for the first time claimed the ‘Most Popular’ designation on the platform.
Meanwhile, Windows VR is starting to make a mark in marketshare of VR headsets in use on Steam. Steam is the de facto content platform for the HTC Vive, though it technically supports the Rift too; plenty of Rifters use both the official Oculus Home platform and Steam to play content which may not be available on the opposing platform.
Each month, Valve runs a survey among Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware and software is used by the user population, and to see how things are changing over time; that includes which VR headsets are connected to users’ computers. Participation in the survey is optional.
The latest results for the month of December show the Vive losing 2.2%, bringing its share of VR headsets in use on Steam to 47.3%. Meanwhile, the Rift picked up a tiny 0.1% increase, putting it at 46.1% share, and neck and neck with the Vive for control of the plurality of the platform.
Interestingly, while the Vive still holds the plurality, the latest survey lists the Oculus Rift as Steam’s ‘Most Popular’ VR headset—used by 0.17% of the Steam population compared to the Vive’s 0.16%. The edge is razor thin, and may well be within a margin of error, however this is the first time we’ve seen the Rift hold the designation over the Vive since the headsets launched back in 2016. Read more from roadtovr.com…
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