Analyzing Oculus Store Reviews with Essense

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August 16, 2023
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Virtual reality is on the rise. New apps and updates appear every day, users become more picky, and developers face more and more competition. In such a competitive market, analyzing user feedback is key.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss Oculus Store reviews, their importance, and how you can analyze them with Essense. 

Oculus Store

The Oculus Store is a digital distribution platform operated by Oculus, a subsidiary of Meta Platforms, Inc. The Oculus Store is specifically designed for virtual reality games and apps that are compatible with Oculus VR devices such as the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and others.

The Oculus Store serves as a marketplace where users can browse, purchase, and download a wide range of VR experiences, including games, apps, 360-degree videos, educational content, and more. It offers both free and paid content, allowing developers to monetize their VR apps and users to discover and enjoy immersive experiences.

The store is integrated with the device's user interface, so users can access the Oculus Store directly from their Oculus VR devices to browse and install apps. Users can also create wishlists for future purchases, receive personalized recommendations, and provide reviews for the apps they’ve tried, helping others decide which apps and games are worth their time and money. 

Oculus Online Store Reviews

Oculus Store reviews play an essential role in informing potential users about the quality of content available on the platform. 

User insights

Developers can gain valuable feedback from user reviews. Criticism can highlight areas that need improvement and help prioritize product updates, while positive reviews can help developers leverage their strengths and promote their apps. 

Comfort and safety

Reviews often touch on the comfort and safety, which is a crucial aspect of VR experiences. Users share insights into potential motion sickness or discomfort, helping others choose high-quality apps. 

Engagement with Developers

Developers often respond to user reviews, address concerns, answer questions, and thank users for positive feedback. These interaction creates a sense of community and builds trust between developers and users. 

How To Make a Review in Oculus Store?

While the exact steps may vary slightly based on updates to the Oculus Store interface, leaving a review in the Oculus Store is a straightforward process. 

1. Access the Oculus Store

Make sure you have an Oculus VR device, such as the Oculus Quest or Rift, and are connected to the internet. Access the Oculus Store from your device's menu.

2. Find the app 

Browse or search for the app or game you want to leave a review for. Once you've located the app or game, select it to view its details page.

3. Rate & review

Oculus Quest: On the app's details page, scroll down to find the "Rate and Review" section. You'll see a star rating scale. Tap on the stars to assign a rating (1 to 5 stars).

Oculus Rift: On the app's details page, click on "Write a Review" under the ratings section. You'll see a star rating scale. Click on the stars to assign a rating (1 to 5 stars).

4. Write Your Review

After assigning a star rating, you'll typically have the option to write a review. 

5. Verify Your Review

In some cases, Oculus might ask you to confirm your review before it becomes visible to others. This step helps ensure that reviews are genuine.

Analyzing Oculus Store Reviews with Essense

Built-in analytics tools allow VR developers to assess their overall score in the Oculus Store and filter through reviews to see what users like and dislike about their apps. With Essense, you can take user feedback analytics to a new level. Powered by AI, Essense can analyze hundreds of Oculus reviews in one click, perform sentiment analysis, and extract actionable user insights from reviews. Create an Essense profile, link your Oculus app profile, and get a detailed feedback report to inspire your next updates. 

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