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Facebook Expects Coronavirus To Impact Oculus Quest Production

February 07, 2020 / IAN HAMILTON

We’ve been following supply of Oculus Quest for months as a combination of new features and game announcements seemed to affect demand for the all-in-one VR headset near the end of 2019. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said sales of the headset are “stronger than we expected” as the company saw orders for the device backordered into March. This week, however, Facebook said on its main website the device was completely unavailable in some countries. For those unfamiliar, Oculus Quest starts at $400 and includes everything needed to jump into VR. It works wirelessly with fantastic games like Beat Saber, Superhot and Pistol Whip but also can connect over a USB 3 cord to a compatible PC to play PC VR games. In December, Facebook launched experimental hand tracking for the device allowing developers to build software projects that respond to finger movements and hand gestures — no controllers needed.