Oculus sells 25,000 second-gen dev kits

Oculus sells 25,000 second-gen dev kits
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 14th 2014 at 3:40PM

DK2 sales outpacing original

Oculus has sold 25,000 second-generation development kits in less than a month of pre-orders going live.

The figure was revealed to TechCrunch, which means sales of the new DK2 version for developers is outpacing the last. Pre-orders for the new kit went live on March 19th.

Sales of the first generation kit, DK1, were halted last month after certain compentnets used to create the Rift were no longer being manufactured. Lifetime sales of the dev kit said to have reached 60,000.

At the time the firm said it had “never expected” to sell so many development kits.

The new version of the Rift development kit adds new features including a built-in latency tester, a HD display, low-latency positional head-tracking and low-persistance.

Last month Oculus was bought by social networking giant Facebook for $2 billion, which likely means the public will see a consumer version of the Rift VR headset much sooner than previously anticipated.