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Oculus Rift development kit sales top 85K units

More than 85,000 Oculus Rift development kits have been sold to date, Oculus told TechCrunch.

Of this number, 60,000 are the first-generation DK1 kits, while 25,000 units are its second-iteration DK2 kits, which went up for pre-order on March 19.

Just last month, Oculus announced it had to temporarily cease sales of Rift development kits due to a component shortage. At the time, the company stated it was looking for alternate resources for these parts.

"We never expected to sell so many development kits and VR only made this much progress with the community's support and enthusiasm," community manager Andres Hernandez wrote on Reddit at the time.

The newest version of the Oculus Rift dev kit went up for pre-order in mid-March with a $350 price tag. The kits, which use low-persistence OLED panels running at 960 by 1080 in each eye, are expected to ship in July. A week after the second kit went on sale, social networking giant Facebook announced that it would purchase Oculus in a $2 billion deal.