After starting off as a Kickstarter project almost two years ago, it's hard to believe that the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset has now surpassed the 100,000 sale milestone - and this is without a consumer version available to the mass.
Earlier in April, the company announced that it had sold to eager developers just over 60,000 units of the original developer kit, a great feat for the state of virtual reality. Today it revealed that more than 45,000 Development Kit 2 units have been ordered, with shipments of the new version starting this month.
Since the time the product originally launched for developers, Oculus VR has hired a number of high-profile employees, including former Valve VR engineer Atman Binstock, former Halo 4 senior art director Kenneth Scott, and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin. The company also recently went through the rather public phase of being bought by Facebook for $2 billion, and Oculus VR recently announced plans to acquire the design team that helped create the Xbox 360 controller and Kinect.