The Oculus Go virtual reality headset which is it made its way to China through hardware manufacturer Xiaomi and rebranded as the Mi VR standalone headset is proving very popular and has sold out its first 30,000 units in minutes, with 50,000+ customers awaiting more stock to be delivered.
The stand-alone virtual reality headset requires no computer or smartphone to function and is available with either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and is priced at at ¥1,500 ($235) and ¥1,800 ($280) respectively. The virtual reality headset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and offers 3 degrees of freedom and come supplied with its own touch controller. Equipped with a Fast-Switch WQHD LCD the virtual reality headset provides users with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a field-of-view of 100 degrees.
The Road to VR website explains that “XR intelligence firm Greenlight Insights estimates that 30,000 Mi VR Standalone headsets were sold in the headsets first day, and apparently constrained by stock availability; the headset sold out completely at the official Xiaomi site in just three minutes, Greenlight notes, and the 32GB version sold out at JD.com, one of China’s largest online retailers, in the first few hours of sale.”
As soon as more stock is available we will keep you up-to-date as always.