News hardware The Meta Quest 2 VR headset (Oculus) will soon cost much more
Clearly, the world of high-tech and entertainment is going through difficult times. After Amazon which announced yesterday a significant price increase for its Prime subscription, it is now Meta’s turn to increase the price of its most popular virtual reality headset of the moment.
Were you planning to treat yourself to a Meta Quest 2 in the coming months, betting on a price reduction at the end of the year? very bad news for you. The VR headset, long known as the Oculus Quest 2, will not benefit from back-to-school promotions. On the contrary: its prices will increase by 100 euros and this from August 1st..
The calculations are very quick to do: Meta’s standalone VR headset will go from 349 euros to 449 euros in its 128 GB version, and from 449 euros to 549 euros in its 256 GB version. A particularly aggressive price increase, for a high-tech device which was hailed, when it was released in 2020, for its good value for money.
In order to continue investing in moving the VR industry forward for the long term, we are adjusting the price of Meta Quest 2 headsets to $399.99 (128GB) and $499.99 (256GB) starting on 8/1/22.
— MetaQuest (@MetaQuestVR) July 26, 2022
Meta published the announcement of this increase last night, i.e. only a few days before the introduction of the new tariffs in commerce. Enough to leaving little time for potential buyers to hunt for a Meta Quest 2 at its lowest priceespecially since inventories are not particularly high among traders at this time of year. However, it is still possible to find it at its launch price.especially on the official website of Meta.
The reason given by Meta to justify these new prices is not surprising: inflation. “The costs of manufacturing and shipping our products have increased. By adjusting the price of Meta Quest 2, we can continue to increase our investment in researching and developing new products that push the VR industry to new heights.”explains the company
on his site.
In parallel with the increase in price of the helmet itself, the official accessories intended to accompany the Meta Quest 2 should also see their prices increase in the coming weeks. For now, the company has not given any additional details on the subject.
In an attempt to pass the pill on to new buyers, Meta has announced that every headset ordered between August 1 and December 31, 2022 will come with a key to unlock the game Beat Saber
. A nice gift that does not, however, compensate for the price increase.
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