Not surprisingly, we have another indicator that proves Half-Life: Alyx does boost VR sales.
Market analyst Superdata revealed in its 2019 VR / AR report that Valve index Over 149,000 headsets have been sold during the year. 103,000 of these sales were completed during the l ast three months of the year.
Half-Life: Alyx was released in November, so there is a strong indication that most of these 103,000 were sold during this period. Indeed, inventory of headsets is facing a shortage in the next few weeks, and so far this situation has continued into 2020.
The Superdata report also showed that the index was the best-selling PC VR headset in the fourth quarter, and it would have sold more if it weren't for these inventory shortages. Although these numbers are indeed impressive, they are far from the top.
In the fourth quarter alone, PlayStation VR was the highest-selling headset with 338,000 units, followed by Oculus Quest with 317,000 units. Half-Life: Alyx will of course be compatible with various VR headsets, and some of them have already used some of the most popular options for playback.
Alyx will be released sometime in March.