When I was growing up the future looked fantastical! Jetpacks, hovercars, floating skateboards and virtual reality. Well, 1 out of 4 ain't bad. With Facebook's Oculus Rift hitting shelves earlier this week, and several more competitive units coming to retail in the near future, virtual reality is legit.
With all the hype around virtual reality, we asked ourselves, how are current sales and how will they shape up moving ahead? The company was tight-lipped about actual numbers of pre-orders, but Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, "Pre-orders are going much better than I ever could have possibly expected." Although one gaming forum, NeoGAF, full of pre-order gamers awaiting their unit, estimated anywhere from 350K - 450K units, based on their order numbers and production predictions. Yet, this is purely speculative.