Christmas 2021 may signal the future rise of the Metaverse.
The Metaverse, a digital universe envisioned by Mark Zuckerberg, may experience a turning point after Christmas 2021 due to high sales of its VR headset as detailed below.
According to statistics visible on Apple’s App Store, Oculus downloads were the highest on Christmas Day. This suggests that Meta’s virtual reality headset, which can be controlled to this app, was one of the most popular gifts for the 2021 holidays.
Similarly, Amazon reports display that The Oculus Quest 2 headset was a top seller in the online store’s video games section. The increased adoption of Meta’s VR tool might also mean a heightened interest in the Metaverse.
While the concept still requires a lot of development, the amount of data that is expected to be generated after the 2021 Christmas sales will be crucial for its future.