Virtual Reality headsets have become one of the most talked about topics in 2016, with developers diving head first into the VR pool. Recently Insomniac Games confirmed a new VR game releasing this month and the PlayStation VR sold out within minutes of being revealed. According to Valve's official Steam Hardware & Software Survey of August 2016 very little people own VR headsets. 

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As you can see in the image above the most popular device, the HTC Vive, has a total of 0.18% and the Oculus Rift in second place with a 0.10%. Granted this survey is voluntarily and only consist of those who use the products with Steam. One could argue that this is just Steam but considering that Steam is the most popular and used digital platform for PC gamers these numbers dismissing these numbers isn't prudent.

Another good argument is the price. The HTC Vive is set at $799 and the Oculus Rift is $599, not exactly cheap pieces of equipment. The most affordable, the PSVR, is set at $399 but only works for PS4.

With European and Canadian markets on the horizon perhaps we could see a rise in users. Remember these are early adaptors of VR technology, perhaps in the future we'll see more people using them.

What do you think, is VR technology just a fad? Let us know in the comments below!

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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