How well will the Oculus Quest 2 sell this Christmas, compared to Xbox and PlatStation? The battleground is set, and the arena of festive capitalism welcomes its combatants; Facebook wants the standalone VR headset to become the hot consumer tech item of this holiday season. It's certainly an uphill battle, as it is facing stiff competition against the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
Oh, while battling the headwinds of a global recession during a destructive pandemic. Can't forget that.
With all that in mind, how well could it do in the circumstances? Based on my research, I predict that:
- The global recession will have a small and insignificant impact on Oculus Quest 2 sales;
- The standalone VR headset will not sell as well as the Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5;
- The headset will sell well, but not as well as the Oculus Go last Christmas.
Why? Here’s my reasoning.