Consumer version of Oculus Rift headset priced at $599

Consumer version of Oculus Rift headset priced at $599

It’s been a long wait but the price-tag for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has finally been confirmed today — and it costs $599 (plus shipping).

U.K. pricing for the headset is £499. Oculus said it will initially ship to 20 countries, and will also be available in “limited locations at select retailers” starting in April. Pre-orders kicked off this morning.

Remember you’ll also need to own a PC capable of powering Rift to enter its VR playground — so if not you’ll need to factor in that additional cost. Oculus said it will be making so-called ‘Oculus Ready’ PC plus Rift bundles available for pre-order in February, starting at $1,499.

Also confirmed: the month the consumer Rift is slated to ship — which is March. Previously Oculus has said to expect the headset to arrive in Q1 2016. So it remains just about on track there, although — update — the pre-order site is now saying the Rift is sold out until May so it’s starting to ship in Q1. Read more


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