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Latest Steam survey puts Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with equal market share

Oculus Rift closes 8.3% gap since August

The HTC Vive has lost 5.3% of the market share since August 2017, leaving it on equal terms with the Oculus Rift according to Steam's latest hardware and software survey.

Of the survey respondents, 46.98% owned a HTC Vive, while 46.09% owned an Oculus Rift. The Windows Mixed Reality set accounted for 5.1%, and 1.78% of users had an Oculus Rift DK2.

The Vive has been losing ground to the Rift for several months, with the Rift closing an 8.3% gap since August last year, but the two are now within a single percentage point of each other.

Additionally, a total of 0.40% of survey respondents owned either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, up 0.18% from the month prior.

A number of factors may have contributed to the Rift's recent growth, but a price point £200 lower than the Vive is likely to have played a significant role. Permanent price cuts to the Rift has it currently selling for £399, compared to the Vive which is priced at £599.

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