Facebook’s wired PC VR headset Oculus Rift S will be discounted to $349 from Nov. 28 through Dec. 2.
The deal aimed toward holiday season shoppers represents the lowest price we’ve seen for Facebook’s PC VR headset and Touch controllers since its debut in May. The headset made in partnership with Lenovo is designed around simplified setup to replace Facebook’s original 2016 Rift PC VR system.
The price change arrives at an interesting time because Facebook just activated its Oculus Link Beta feature which allows its typically wireless standalone VR system, Oculus Quest, to essentially turn into a wired Oculus Rift when you connect it to a compatible PC over a suitable USB 3 cord.
Both Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest are normally priced around $400 and feature different comfort considerations, with Quest being front-heavy and featuring physical lens separation adjustment while Rift S features a more balanced “halo” strap design.
Oculus Rift S Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deal
While Quest is getting bundled with the three-episode Vader Immortal VR Series through the end of January (and we’ve heard no indication of potential price drops for the hardware), Rift S is dropping to $349 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday — typically the biggest shopping period of the year.
The price difference, then, means you can get a less expensive PC-only system for the holidays with Rift S for $349, or a dual-mode device with Quest for about $50 more which comes with a great Oculus-exclusive series bundled in with the purchase.
There are of course a lot of other VR-related discounts for Black Friday with steep discounts likely on Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and it is possible there might be more surprises in store as retailers look to draw in shoppers.
Look for the discounted Rift S from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 on oculus.com, Amazon and Best Buy.