Oculus GO exceeded John Carmack's VR user retention expectations

The most budget-oriented HMD from Oculus managed to strike a chord with owners and has user retention numbers near that of the more expensive Rift.

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During the second day of the Oculus Connect conference, John Carmack took to the stage for his much-anticipated keynote. Carmack opened with thoughts on the Oculus GO, the company’s standalone HMD device that uses a mobile SoC to offer portability and battery life. Despite the shortcomings of the device versus the more expensive, tethered products, Carmack explained that Oculus GO user retention exceed his expectations.

Carmack detailed the concessions made to hit a price point and the various things he would change about the GO, but remained positive about how it resonated with end users. He mentioned that the Japanese market really took to the device. User retention numbers are near that

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