Business Insider has echoed the imminent closure of 200 Rift demo stands, affecting almost half of the Best Buy centers where it can be tested.
The best way to understand what virtual reality is, is to try it, and this is something that Oculus it is still clear despite proceeding to close about 200 demonstration stands out of the 500 that are spread throughout the geography of Canada and the United States. “We are making some seasonal changes and prioritizing demos at hundreds of Best Buy locations with larger markets. We will be looking for opportunities to create events in stores and communities throughout the year,” explained Andrea Schubert, Oculus spokesperson.
Apparently, according to the comments of some workers of the affected centers, it was a very common thing to go days without carrying out any demonstration. And according to an internal statement to the affected employees, which Business Insider has been able to read, it was said that the closures were due to the performance of the stores. Despite not offering demos, these stores will continue to sell Oculus Rift and Touch units, as confirmed by Carly Charlson, spokeswoman for Best Buy. We can see all the stores that offer Rift demos in the Oculus online search engine.