Oculus Rift shipments to halt following parts shortage

Oculus Rift

By on February 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift headset, have announced that a shortage of parts for their developer kits means they will soon be temporarily halting sales.

“Certain components used in the Oculus Rift developer kit are no longer being manufactured, meaning they are no longer available to us for production,” said community manager Andres Hernandez in a post on Reddit.

“As a result, we don’t have the necessary materials to produce additional kits. We still have some stock available, but we’re quickly running out. As we sell out of inventory in each region we plan to suspend sales in that region until we are able to deliver new orders.”

Australia is currently still eligible for selling and shipping units to, although there’s no ETA on how long inventory in our region will remain available. Hernandez said that “even though we never wanted to sell out, it’s a good problem to have”.

Source: via Gamespot

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Wonder what specific component it is, and how easy they can get an alternative that doesn’t require a redesign of some kind. (And if it’s a dev kit only issue, or if it’s something that’ll need to be changed for the final version)

 

I read somewhere (Kotaku I believe) it wasn’t going to have an effect on the Crystal Cove release model.

 
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I’m surprised that folks are still buying the dev kits when the, much better, consumer version is slated for release this year sometime.(hopefully still)
This is a good indicator that there’s a strong market out there for ‘priced for general consumer’ VR tech!
I’m holding out for a release date on the consumer version so I can order one.

 

Nerds all over the world will be broken hearted, it will be like Valentines day all over again.

 

Announcing that “stocks are limited” is a good way to clear old stock.

 

stock shortage hey?

I have a dev kit that has been used twice if anyone would like to buy it.

give me a price and you pay the postage. srs

 

I reckon Sony hijacked the parts for their VR thingo.

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