According to the latest data from Valve's monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey, the number of VR headsets on Steam has reached a new record. Meanwhile, Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets have reached new peaks in their share of VR headsets on Steam.
Every month, Valve conducts a survey among Steam users to determine some baseline statistics on the type of hardware and software used by the user population, and to see how things change over time; which includes which VR headphones are connected to the users' computers. Participation in the survey is optional.
According to the December, the general VR user community on Steam has become a new milestone: 0.8% of all users have headsets attached to their PCs; almost doubled the counter from 1
While this figure is still very small compared to the overall steam population, the amount of steam means that 0.8% represents a significant number of headphones; Using the refined methodology that we have previously described, Road to VR estimates the current number of monthly enclosed VR headphones on Steam about 767,000, it is highest ever.
Actual sales on all PC VR headphones will be significantly higher than this figure as it only counts those who have headphones attached to their computer at the time the Steam Survey data is collected, and of course only those with Steam will count in basically.
Looking deeper into the marketer of Specific Headphones on Steam, the December figures show Oculus Rift that promotes its leadership, reaching 46.45% ( + 0.57% ) over HTC Vives 40.82 % ( -1.94% ). Vive losses have disappeared somewhat by retrieving from Vive Pro, which at 2.81% ( + 0.31% ) has reached a new full-time high in headset share after eight months of continuous growth.
The big and perhaps unexpected winner in December is Windows VR headphones, which got the biggest bit from Vive's loss. Total of 8.89% ( + 1.05% ), the headphones reached a new head in the headset share even after eight months of continuous growth. This may be due to the almost constant availability of steep discounts, along with the recent launch of the Samsung Odyssey +.
Interestingly, a relatively unknown headset, Huawei VR 2, has made its first mark on the headset's December chart, claiming to have a 0.02% share among VR headsets on Steam.