With hefty price tags but limited content and applications, virtual reality headsets such as Facebook's newly released Oculus Rift are entering a challenging market.
The $599 Oculus launched Monday, along with the release of 30 new video games developed for the headset. It comes a week ahead of the launch of HTC's $799 Vive VR headset, also expected to be a strong competitor in virtual reality gaming.
"Thousands of developers are building for Oculus, working on everything from entry-level games to fully immersive video and film," an Oculus spokesperson said in an email to CNBC. "We're at the very beginning of this journey, and as VR becomes more mainstream, we can't wait to see the breadth of experiences that developers create for both hardcore gamers and casual VR fans."