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85,000 Oculus Rift dev kits sold

Latest model has sold 25,000 since March

Despite the fact a consumer model is yet to be released, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has already sold 85,000 units.

The company revealed the figures to TechCrunch and broke them down into 60,000 sales or the original DK1 and 25,000 sales of the DK2 that went on sale on March 19. The kit currently costs $350.

In February Oculus VR was forced to halt production of the headsets after it struggled to source some of the key components.

"We never expected to sell so many development kits and VR only made this much progress with the community's support and enthusiasm," the company said of the shortage.

"Even though we never wanted to sell out, it's a good problem to have."

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