The Chinese variant on the Oculus Go was launched last week by the Chinese firm responsible for the manufacturing of the Oculus Go. Reports have now emerged that the device is doing extremely well in its native China.
A report from intelligence firm Greenlight Insights showed that 30,000 Mi VR Standalone headsets were sold on the first day alone, and the headset sold out completely on the official Xiaomi website in only three minutes.
The headset’s sales were only limited by stock availability on some places, with retailers selling out of the devices selling out incredibly quickly. Greenlight Insights report showed that the 32GB version of the device sold out in only a few hours at JD.com, one of the biggest online retailers operating in China.
As noted by Greenlight Insights notes that Xiaomi are the largest Chinese consumer brand to launch a standalone VR headset so far, and also says that the Eastern market has a familiarity with standalone headsets, with several others such as the Pico Goblin previously being made available.
The Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone is almost identical to the Oculus Go, something that was made possible by a deal between Oculus and Xiaomi, which meant Xiaomi was permitted to make its own version of the headset in return for manufacturing the Oculus Go.
Over 50,000 users have signed up on the official Mi VR standalone product page in order to be notified when the headset comes back in stock. Figures gathered by RoadToVR show that for the breakdown of stock notifications show 33,300 for the 32GB version and 24,000 for the 64GB version. Both versions of the device are currently sold out on the Xiaomi website and on JD.com.
The Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone is priced at ¥1,500 ($235) and ¥1,800 ($280) for the 32GB and 64GB versions respectively, with the headset using the Xiaomi proprietary platform instead of relying on the Oculus store.
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