And that's just the development kits. What will happen when this thing finally gets a commercial release?
According to Gamasutra, Oculus has now sold 100,000 development kits of the Oculus Rift headset. Roughly 60,000 of the first kit were sold around the time of the initial Kickstarter and, according to Gamasutra, Oculus has taken over 45,000 pre-orders for the 2nd development kit, 10,000 of which are being sent out now before the end of July, with the rest being sent out in subsequent weeks.
That's a lot of development kits, especially when you consider that sales of the first generation Oculus Rift was only halted after certain parts were no longer being manufactured by suppliers.
It's an exciting time for Virtual Reality. The more development kits that are out in the wild the better. This means content is being worked on, creases are being ironed out on the fly — this is essentially a large scale, global beta for a piece of hardware and the lessons learned here will no doubt be applied to the commercial release of the rift.
Hopefully that comes sooner rather than later.
Oculus Rift has sold more than 100,000 dev kits [Gamesutra]