Oculus Rift saw a surge of interest after announcement of price drop.
Though the success of the PlayStation VR appears to have taken Sony by surprise initially, the company appears to have recovered well. Data from Google shows that PlayStation VR has consistently been the most popular virtual reality (VR) platform to search for over June and July, only briefly matched by the Oculus Rift.
Search data from Google indicates a steady dominance of searches for VR platforms, featuring peaks during E3 and on the 24th June, possibly coinciding with Sony’s release of the full trailer showing off upcoming PlayStation VR titles, along with the announcement that Summer LessonPlayStation VR bundles would be available worldwide. The search figures mostly remaining consistently higher than other VR platforms such as HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, until a shift occurs on 10th July, 2017.