Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey

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Late last week we reported on initial findings from the July Steam Hardware Survey. For comparison, the HTC Vive and Vive Pro come to 39.27% of the total share. The post Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Vive Closes In On Rift In May Steam Hardware Survey

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It’s the start of a new month so you know what that means; the latest Steam Hardware Survey is in. Once again the gap between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive family of headsets has decreased. It looks like Oculus may have handed HTC this month’s results on a silver platter. The difference has really allowed HTC to catch up. Given that neither HTC not Oculus has divulged official information, though, it’s the best we have.

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HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo

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Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup.

Rift/Vive Gap Widens In February Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift continued to widen the gap with HTC Vive headsets in the latest Steam Hardware Survey results. Back at CES it announced two new headsets, the HTC Vive Cosmos and the Vive Pro Eye. Both are coming this year so we’ll be looking forward to seeing what impact they make on the Steam Hardware Survey. Steam’s Hardware Survey tells us the total share of VR headsets between people that opt-in.

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Rift/Vive Gap Nearly Doubles In March Steam Hardware Survey

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The March Steam Hardware Survey results continue a recent trend. The Oculus Rift once again widened the gap with its main competitor, the HTC Vive. It’s the first time we’ve seen HTC’s headset dip below the 40% milestone. Add the two together and HTC takes 41.18% of the total share. The Hardware Survey is optional and requires users to have their headsets actually plugged in to count.

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Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of)

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but June’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. We took a month off in May (forgive us! Put simply, they don’t show much change in the overall landscape.

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Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of)

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but June’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. The post Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of) appeared first on UploadVR.

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Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. The recent introduction of HTC’s enhanced Vive Pro headset to the survey has proved troubling for Rift’s perceived majority market share. Both Vive and Vive Pro both saw marginal growth this month whereas Rift surrendered more of its share to HTC and other companies.

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Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive In March Steam Hardware Survey

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March’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in, and the Oculus Rift continues to increase the gap with the HTC Vive. As always, we have to point out that this is not definitive proof that Rift is outselling Vive; Steam’s hardware surveys are entirely optional and there are a number of factors that could drastically alter the results. Will the 3K display help HTC get back in front?

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Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’

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Valve’s goal is to have the first wave of Index hardware arrive to homes on June 29. ” We previewed the Index hardware last month but were asked by Valve Corporation to hold reviews until June 28 at 10 am Pacific “as a large number of updates will be made.”

Oculus Rift/HTC Vive Gap Widens In August Steam Hardware Survey Results

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August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in , and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. The Hardware Survey is an optional survey that collects data about the hardware customers are using. Since launching in early 2016 neither Oculus nor HTC has provided official sales data for their respective headsets. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift

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Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker

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It was only a year ago that HTC revealed their Vive Pre headset to attendees at CES. And if 2016 was the year VR had its coming out party, 2017 is looking to be the year we see VR content ecosystem really grow and hardware accessories take shape. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

Prototype VR Hardware Photos From Valve’s Index Briefing In Bellevue

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Valve, meanwhile, partnered with HTC to turn their work into a product — Vive. Five years later, HTC’s PC VR products haven’t changed much since the original headset they partnered with Valve to ship in direct competition with Facebook’s Oculus Rift. I’ve reached out to Valve to see if I can get more specific information about when each of these hardware designs were created — and what was learned from each approach.

Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets

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Two years ago HTC Vive beat Oculus Rift to market with a more complete package, helping inspire developers who were able to create groundbreaking virtual worlds in which people could use their hands to interact and feet to move around larger spaces. When asked, HTC said this is a known issue on “some titles” and they are working with “both developers and our engineering team to address.” Tagged with: HTC Vive Pro Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

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September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. The holiday season is nearing and no doubt both Oculus and HTC are hoping many people will put Rifts and Vives respectively under the tree this year. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 Base Stations

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base station in the wild, shown off at this year’s CES working with Vive Pro , HTC’s upcoming high-resolution VR headset. base stations won’t be compatible with existing HTC Vives or Vive Trackers since they use a different method for sync timing.

Juniper Research: VR Hardware Market Will Be Worth $50 Billion in 5 Years

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A new report from market analysis group Juniper Research states that VR hardware will be worth $50 billion by 2021. By hardware, Juniper means VR headsets, peripherals, and 360 cameras. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

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Sony is the market share leader for VR hardware revenues according to the latest report from Strategy Insights. That’s followed by Oculus (presumably all variants) at 25 percent and HTC (same) at 22 percent. The post Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. USB should have OTG enabled; Battery : 3 hours nominal duration; Vive Focus Plus and controllers (Image by HTC).

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Vive, Windows VR Gain Ground, Rift Shrinks In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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Newer VR headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets are the winners in the October Steam Hardware Survey results. HTC’s enhanced VR headset, which Valve started listing on the survey last month , grew from 2.03% to 2.27% of overall VR headset usage following October. That’s not a huge amount but, when you add it to the standard Vive’s total, which grew from 42.36% to 42.7%, HTC is on 44.97%.

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HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

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Just yesterday we reported that HTC’s next consumer VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will launch in Q3 2019. A tweet just sent out from the HTC Vive account says that the story of Cosmos and details on its availability and release date will be revealed next week.

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HTC Vive Increases Lead Over Rift Again In Post-Black Friday Steam Hardware Survey

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The HTC Vive has managed to buck a troubling trend from the past few months in the latest Steam hardware survey. All that said, it’s important to note that hardware survey results aren’t an entirely dependable way to judge sales of the Vive against the Rift. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsNovember’s survey results , which Steam users opt into, are now in.

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Fact Check: Is Cosmos HTC’s ‘Lightest Vive Yet’?

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Last week HTC made the claim that its upcoming headset, the Vive Cosmos, was its lightest yet. In the image below HTC claims Cosmos weighs 645 grams. This makes it HTC’s “lightest Vive yet,” according to the company. In early 2017, HTC confirmed they found ways to decrease the weight of new versions of that headset by about 15 percent. HTC VIVE COSMOS is our lightest VIVE yet. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) August 8, 2019.

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Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey

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Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. Still, seeing as Oculus and HTC haven’t revealed any kind of official sales figures, it’s the best we’ve got at trying to gauge the market right now. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Rift/Vive Gap Narrows In Latest Steam Hardware Survey Results

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Last month saw the Oculus Rift pull even further ahead of the HTC Vive in Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey results, but the gap has narrowed again in May. Is it possible that, with a few months on the market now, the new Vive Pro has helped HTC regain some of the ground it’s lost? With the gap this close, there’s no way of knowing for sure if it’s Oculus or HTC on top right now. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News

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The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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VR headsets have already seen some pretty drastic permanent price reductions in the past few months, including the new $400 Oculus Rift + Touch price, the new $600 HTC Vive price, and the new $450 ‘all-in’ PlayStation VR bundle. The Best VR-Ready Hardware Deals.

E3 2016 - New VR Hardware Announcements

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E3 was not expected to showcase any new VR hardware. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions have been around for a few months now, albeit in limited supply. So hardware wise, nothing new from the big players, perhaps CES in January 2017 will bring something new?

Rift And Vive Nearly Neck-And-Neck In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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The first Steam hardware survey of 2018 is in and it shows Oculus Rift and HTC Vive usage at practically a tie. This month sees HTC Vive as 46.96% (a 0.3% Steam designates HTC Vive at this month’s most-used headset after the Rift took the top spot for the first time in December. Most notably, HTC is set to release its upgraded Vive, the Vive Pro, as a single headset within the next two months and then as a full package with new trackers later in the year.

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Vive Cosmos: Everything We Know About HTC’s New Headset

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CES 2019 was a busy one for HTC Vive. HTC sees this as a new strain of VR device that may entice people that haven’t yet bought a PC VR headset. HTC says this is a headset for home use and, cryptically, on-the-go too. HTC also announced Vive Reality System at CES.

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Oculus Rift Surpasses HTC Vive in Steam Majority Market Share for the First Time

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According to Valve’s February Steam hardware and software survey, the Oculus Rift is now the most used VR headset on the Steam platform, taking the market share of VR headsets on Steam with a near 2% lead over its competitor HTC Vive.

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Palmer Luckey: ‘No Imminent VR Hardware Is Good Enough To Go Truly Mainstream’

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Hardware sales get a lot of attention and speculation from analysts and consumers alike, but the real name of the game revolves around the number of people logging in and spending money each week, the life force that makes everything actually go,” he wrote, further adding that cheap VR headsets like the phone-based Google Cardboard may have millions of owners, but few people continue to use them and buy content for long.

Rift Pulls Ahead Of Vive, Windows VR Gains Ground In June Steam Hardware Survey

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Another month and another similar set of Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift Pulls Ahead Of Vive, Windows VR Gains Ground In June Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsThe Oculus Rift once again came out on top in the optional survey in June 2018. Rift took 46.26% of the overall VR headset usage on Valve’s platform, while Vive took 44.56%.

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Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

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HTC made a not so subtle tease today that a new version of the HTC Vive is on the way with improved resolution. On one hand, it would make sense, especially if it allows HTC to further reduce the cost of the headset—SteamVR Tracking 2.0 htc vive 2 htc vive 2.0

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HTC Highlights Vive Cosmos Controllers In New Video

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We still have much to learn about the HTC Vive Cosmos. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) February 20, 2019. The Vive Cosmos controllers are also HTC’s first to use analog sticks instead of trackpads. It can run on a PC, but HTC is also hinting that it will plug into a phone to offer VR on the go. It’ll be HTC’s first device to run on the Vive Reality System platform. Elsewhere, HTC also announced a brand new headset today.

NVIDIA’s FCAT VR Tool Benchmarks VR Hardware And Experiences

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A new tool from NVIDIA for benchmarking VR hardware and experiences should make it easier for buyers to figure out how systems perform in real world scenarios. Head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive put heavy demands on the PCs required to power these headsets. If you have any specific requests about hardware, software, or settings you’d like see tested as we spend more time with this software, please let us know in the comments.