Oculus Rift + Touch Goes on Sale for Just £399!

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Amid weak demand and higher competition among VR makers, the social media giant is lowering the price of Oculus through the end of August. During the sale, The Rift and the Touch controller are being offered for $400 in a set instead of the usual $600.

That's only £50 more than the PlayStation VR, which doesn't come with motion controllers as standard - or indeed the camera needed to use it. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift, however, because it's temporarily reducing the price of the bundle again as part of its "Summer of Rift" promotional event. "There's never been a better time to step into Rift". The $399 price point of the Rift and Touch controllers matches that of Sony's PlayStation VR. The next good VR gaming hardware comes from the Vive, which costs $800. Today, we're excited to announce that Rift + Touch are now available at $399 for a limited time.


If you've been on the fence about getting a high-end virtual reality headset, Oculus has an aggressive promotion created to get you on board.

It's not enough to pioneer a market so brimming with world-changing potential as virtual reality to ensure long-term domination, steady profits and continuously rising sales. It's not going to happen overnight. It's still got a long way to go for the average customer to afford, and the number of VR supported games is growing, so it's probably fairly safe to say that we're beyond the "fad" stage. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything post a year ago, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said the company wasn't making money on the Rift at its $599 price point. Sales are not always negative. Its library of 500-plus games now includes everything from VR blockbusters like Batman: Arkham VR, Rock Band VR and Robo Recall to quirky immersive experiences such as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.

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