If you haven’t gotten yours yet don’t fret, they are still available from Samsung directly. The “Sold Out” marker on major online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy suggests a strong initial demand for the headset, possibly even stronger than anticipated. Reaching out to local Best Buy stores in San Francisco, I was informed that the retailers didn’t have any in stock locally either.
The new $99 Gear VR is the first consumer VR headset, not counting Cardboard-class headsets (if you do, there are already millions of them out there), so its success will be a good barometer for the industry going forward. It may be a while before Samsung releases any sales figures, but being sold out this early can only be a good thing for VR as it enters into the mainstream.
The Gear VR is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.