Meta has just announced that they are raising the price of the Quest 2 by $100 on 1st August. The 128GB Quest 2 will be $399 and the 256GB will be $499.
The price of accessories is going up too (but they haven't said by how much).
If you buy a Quest 2 between August 1 and December 31, you will get a free copy of Beat Saber.
So if you want a Quest 2, might be a good idea to grab one before Monday, then not set it up until the new Meta account system replaces Facebook accounts in August (not sure when in August).
The blog above also mentions Cambria coming out later this year, but that's going to be WAY more expensive than this and isn't a Quest replacement.
@DaftnDirect Ya, good point that maybe Meta will offer a headset-only version that would allow you to use current Q2 controllers. This could drop the buy in price down us$300 (~ what you paid for your backup Q2 today) to then only cost us$1,200. This may make it a bit more interesting for some. All should be revealed over the next couple of months I guess.
Anyway, good you bought a backup Q2. Now you can just about guarantee your original Q2 will last forever, lol! Cheers.
Yeah, and I hope it's not going to be dollars to pound parity :-S
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I'll hold off believing Cambria / Quest 2 controller compatibility until I see it.
There's a history of that not happening, except for the Quest 1 / Rift-S, but those came out on the same day.
They won't even allow the Oculus Remote (which needs no tracking at all, just a few buttons, should be easy) to work on any headset besides the CV1.
@kojack Ya, seeing will be believing mate!
Prices went up aud$150 today at my local Amazon Aussie store. The 128/256Gb versions (both in stock) are now aud$630/790 respectively. The new Quest Pro (aka Cambria) is probably going to be ~aud$2,300, yikes! Maybe only aud$1,800 for the headset only, lol! Cheers.
Not bad, the current exchange rate is $150au = $104us.
If the additional prices can help stabilize the current gap in hardware durability/availability I'm all for it.
How many times have I wanted to buy an accessory only to find even the official oculus store and not just it's outlets were sold out with no idea when stocks would renew. >.<
It does seem they never learned from previous headsets that they've never made enough controllers for the demand.