The Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch are getting a big, but temporary, price cut. Starting today, for the next six weeks, VR headset and motion controller are available for $399 at all stores (Best Buy, Amazon, and all others where it’s available).
The Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch bundle will sell for $399, which is nearly a $200 discount to the normal price. It’s part of Oculus’ summer-long attempt to endorse the Rift, now that it’s been out for over a year.
According to Oculus Vice President of content Jason Rubin, the sale is there with the aim to draw people who “may have been sitting on the sideline because of price,” and people who might not have been considering the Rift to look at its growing app and game library.
Buyers will still need a gaming computer to use the Rift, and so there’s no bundle discount for them as part of this sale. However, the VP Rubin notes that the price of an Oculus-approved PC has dropped progressively over the previous year, especially after Oculus introduced a lower minimum specification — you can currently get one for around $650.