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Meta Raises Quest 2 VR Prices by $100

New Oculus Quest 2 (128GB)

Meta (formerly Facebook) just announced that the popular Quest 2 VR headset is about to be more expensive. Starting August 1st, Meta will increase the price of the VR headset by $100, with the 128 GB version of the Quest 2 being $399, while the 256 GB model will run $499.

And no, the new headset isn’t coming with new features, upgrades, or any added value for the higher price tag. According to Meta, this hefty price hike will help them “continue to invest for the long term and keep driving the VR industry forward.”

If there’s a silver lining, for a limited time, Meta will be giving out the popular game Beat Saber for free with the purchase of Meta Quest 2 between August 1st and December 31st of 2022. Basically, that $100 jump will help Facebook fund its upcoming Quest Pro headset, and you’ll get a free game.

The company mentioned that increasing operational and development costs are rising, so it needed to adjust the price of its Quest 2 headset. We understand a $29 or $49 increase, but $100 is rather steep.

“By adjusting the price of Quest 2, we can continue to grow our investment in groundbreaking research and new product development that pushes the VR industry to new heights,” Meta said.

For what it’s worth, last year, Meta did double the storage from 64GB to 128GB and kept the headset at the same base $299 price instead of increasing it, so maybe this is just its way of balancing out the difference.

Where to Buy the Quest 2

Now that we know the Quest 2 is about to be substantially more expensive in a few days, those considering buying one may want to get on it. You have between now and August 1st to snag a Quest at the current price. The VR headset is available at all your favorite retailers, or grab one from the buy box below.

Meta Quest 2

The most affordable self-contained VR headset is about to become more expensive. Grab one now while you can.

Extra Storage

Meta Quest 2 - 256GB

Or, get the bigger Quest 2 VR headset with 256GB of storage for $399 before the price goes up on August 1st, 2022.

Meta also confirmed that refurbished models would cost more too. While the company is confident its pricing and product are still hard to match, you might be better off waiting for the Quest Pro launch.

Source: Meta

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