It has been revealed today that Oculus VR has suspended sales of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in China after discovering issues with people implementing what Oculus VR calls “extreme” reseller purchases.
Earlier this week Oculus VR started shipping the first batches of its new Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 to those that had already pre-ordered the virtual reality devices.
Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 sales have now been halted in China, and the Oculus VR team which was recently purchased by Facebook from $2 billion has explained over on the Reddit website :
“Yes, it is a bummer that we’ve had to suspend sales in China due to extreme reseller purchases. We need to make sure that we are doing what we can to make sure that resellers that are looking to flip our product for a profit are not taking stock away from legitimate developer purchases globally.
Our product, in its current form, is a developer kit, meant for developers that develop VR content. We are looking into alternative ways to make sure that our development kits are getting into legitimate developer hands in China. If you are an enthusiast, we kindly ask that you wait for the consumer Rift. It will be worth the wait.”
Oculus VR are now investigating alternative sales processes that can be implemented in China to make sure that legitimate developers get their hands on the new devices and not enthusiasts, or resellers looking to make a quick profit.