Half-Life: Alyx launches in about two months for a number of PC VR devices. That the beloved IP would sell lots of Valve Index headsets was pretty clear from the get go.
Remember those top sellers lists on Steam?
Well, Alyx has done that and more. The Index hardware is sold out in 31 countries where they were on sale.
Here’s a table to dramatically visualize the situation, courtesy of Road to VR, a site on all things VR.
Valve Index, which comes in five packages, is not available for immediate purchase in any of them across 30 regions. Japan is the only place where you can still buy the headset bundled with the controllers or the headset alone.
The Index page cheerfully reads, “We’re busy catching up with demand for Valve Index!” Valve representative confirms this.
“We are working hard to build more units and meet the high demand. We are targeting to be back in stock before Half-Life: Alyx ships”
a Valve spokesperson, in a comment to Road to VR
2020 is young, and we are yet to see if one game can actually make VR mainstream, but Alyx is off to a good start.