Meta Quest 2 VR by tech giant Meta (Formerly Facebook), get a lot of credit for introducing a cheap VR alternative for everyone. Many adore the Meta Quest 2 VR headset for its wireless, standalone design and pricing. At the same time, the company for a while got lots of public scrutiny over various issues.
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While Meta is tackling the said problems, the company took another decision which may disappoint many. Earlier last night, through the official Meta Quest Twitter, the company announced that they are increasing the prices for the headsets from August.
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.
— Meta Quest (@MetaQuestVR) July 26, 2022
Starting 1st August, the pricing will change from $299.99 for 128GB headset, to $399.99 Similarly, the pricing for 256GB headset will change from $399.99 to $499.99.
To make sure people purchase the headset before price change, Meta is offering new buyers a free copy of Beat Saber. The title’s well known for the usage of VR to provide a great Rhythm Game experience. The reason for the price change, as per Meta is because they want to “continue investing in moving the VR industry forward for the long term.”
For comparison, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset costs $350, with HTC Vive Pro 2 costing roughly $1399 and Steam Index $1150. This makes Meta Quest 2 still the cheaper option for people who want to try out the VR experience.