While announcing its third developer conference is coming in October, Oculus took the opportunity to say all Rift pre-orders have shipped. New orders go out in two to four days.
In case you missed it, the launch of the Oculus Rift was a relatively rough one. The $600 headset was made available for pre-order in January but didn’t ship until the end of March. When it did start shipping, its arrival was marred by a last minute component shortage that delayed some orders by several weeks.
“We want to apologize for the delays in getting Rifts to doorsteps,” an official blog post reads. “We appreciate that without your support, VR wouldn’t be where it is today. Thank you for your patience over the past few months.”
Facebook’s VR company also said it started to increase the amount of inventory it is delivering to “retail partners “online and and in stores.” Beginning this month, Rift demos are coming to select Microsoft Stores and, by this fall, more than 500 Best Buys will have demos. You can schedule a demo on the Oculus Live website.
The update from Oculus also re-confirmed the the Oculus Touch controllers are still on track to ship later this year alongisde more than 30 titles.
The competing HTC Vive headset powered by Valve Software has been able to keep pace with deliveries of its $800 headset and controllers since last month. Both devices started shipping to buyers around the same time at the end of March and beginning of April.