Valve: Steam Saw 1.7 Million New VR Users in 2020, 71% Increase in VR Game Revenue – Road to VR

In an 2020 year-in-review recap of Steam, Valve remembered of SteamVRs growth over the last year.

The company said that Steam saw 1.7 million users experience a VR video game for the very first time in 2020, while SteamVR users overall delved into more than 104 million VR sessions.

Valve today shared a handful of new stats revealing the development of VR on Steam throughout 2020.

Possibly most interestingly, the business said that VR game revenue grew by 71% on Steam in 2020, with a massive 39% of that coming straight from Half-Life: Alyx– more cementing the games mark on the industry.

Playtime increased as well, Valve said. VR sessions on Steam in 2020 have actually balanced 32 minutes, which the business stated represents a 30% boost throughout the years prior.

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Valve didnt share any sales figures for its Index headset, but stated demand was “consistently high” throughout the year, and kept in mind that it had actually had a hard time to stay up to date with need till late 2020.

———-. While these stats represent an appearance into just the Steam part of the VR landscape, 2020 seemed a huge year throughout the market with the launch of brand-new headsets, like Quest 2 and Reverb G2, Beat Saber going double platinum, and Quest 2 exceeding the original Quests number of monthly active users less than seven weeks after launch.

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