Virtuix, developer of the Omni virtual reality treadmill and Omni Arena esports attraction, just announced the world’s first Omni Arena installation is on pace to earn $300,000 in its first year. The unit is at Pinballz, an FEC in Austin, Texas.
The center has earned $75,000 in its first three months of operation from more than 5,000 plays, according to Virtuix. More than 1,000 were repeat plays. Among players with a player account, the repeat play was as high as 40 percent. The system currently costs $121,000, and has a footprint of 375 sq. ft.
Pinballz charges $15 per play, per player, and operates the attraction with one attendant. In a recent survey of 135 players, 42 percent reported they had come to the venue specifically to play Omni Arena.
“We believe VR esports with Omni Arena can be a new anchor attraction,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. More information is available at www.virtuix.com.