Variety magazine recently published an article with a few quotes from leading VR porn companies expressing their hopes for the Oculus Go and its possible impact upon the fairly stagnant adult VR industry. Total sales of VR porn site memberships aren’t believed to have gone up much since the big spike that occured in December 2016, the year when the three major high end headsets went on sale (the Oculus Rift, the HTV Vive, and the Playstation VR).
The VR porn world has expecations on the Oculus GO because of its portable, no fuss nature, not requiring a connection to an expensive PC or even the insertion of a smartphone. However, there are few signs that it’s release at the start of this month has thus far made any noticeable impact upon VR porn traffic or sales, as the Google Search Trends graph below reveals.
Facebook’s latest attempt to popularize virtual reality (VR) with its $200 Oculus Go VR headset is getting praise from an unexpected ally: Porn studios and their VR offshoots have high hopes for the device, with some even reporting that it is already helping to boost their revenue.
“It’s a game changer,” said Andreas Hronopoulos, the CEO of adult entertainment company Naughty America. Hronopoulos praised the price, the size and the ease-of-use of the Oculus Go, and said that his company has seen an increase in sales of VR content ever since Facebook released the device earlier this month.
“We expect it to serve as a major gateway to our content,” said Xavi Clos, head of production at BaDoinkVR, a virtual reality-focused adult entertainment company. “Facebook has emerged as an unexpected ally in the VR porn business,” he said. “The Oculus Go is the perfect porn device.”