Gear VR “Sold Out” on Amazon and Best Buy, still available from Samsung

by Will Mason • November 20th, 2015

The dawn of consumer VR is finally here, and people can’t get enough. Less than 24 hours after the device’s release, the Samsung Gear VR has sold out on Amazon and BestBuy.com.

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.

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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.

Samsung Gear VR
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