Meta at present revealed at Sport Builders Convention (GDC) a recent little bit of perception into Quest Retailer stats.
The corporate says in a developer weblog publish there at the moment are 500+ titles accessible on the Meta Quest Retailer, 40 of which have grossed over $10 million in income.
At Join 2022 in October, the corporate reported that 33 titles out of the 400 apps on the Quest Retailer on the time had tipped over the $10 million mark. Since then, the Quest Retailer has ostensibly added round 100 video games within the time span of round 5 months.
And it appears these high-earning video games are choosing up steam too. The variety of titles on the $20-million mark has doubled yr over yr, Meta says.
So far as at present’s stats tease go, Meta is most actually counting all Quest apps and video games on the shop, and never simply these focusing on Quest 2 or Quest Professional. Notably, the corporate is sunsetting the unique 2019 Quest quickly.
Chris Pruett, Meta Director of Content material Ecosystem and Head of Third-party Video games, outlined a couple of key metrics in what’s performing finest on Quest:
Prime recreation genres embrace multiplayer aggressive, physics fight, horror journey, health and exercise, social collaborative, and shooters.
Progress classes embrace single-player narrative journey, boxing/golf and sports activities, RPG, simulation, and survival.
Referring to recreation income, Pruett says there’s a “big correlation between high quality and gross sales.”
“The cohorts of Quest clients over time, those coming in just lately, look very totally different than the early lovers,” Pruett stated to the GDC crowd. “Their expectations are like these of a contemporary recreation console.’
Pruett doesn’t assume we’re “wherever near the upper-bound for visible high quality and recreation complexity on Quest 2—partially as a result of we now have some superior tech that the majority of you aren’t utilizing but.” Persevering with, Pruett concludes that “elevated income potential on the platform is what’s going to drive high quality.”
Regardless of the blogpost announce, the corporate hasn’t revealed any change in gross app income since Join 2022. Meta continues to be stating it’s generated “over $1.5 billion” in income from Quest video games, tallied from the platform’s founding in 2019 to October 2022.
We’ve boots on the bottom at GDC 2023 in San Francisco, so we’re positive to be taught extra whereas we’re there. Be certain to verify again quickly for all issues VR/AR gaming from this yr’s GDC,