Last year, Meta (formerly known arsenic Facebook) raised the price of its Meta Quest 2 VR headset to $400. After immoderate backmost and forth, the Quest 2 is returning to its archetypal price, alongside the announcement of the Quest 3.
The Quest 2 was initially priced astatine $299 for the 128GB model, oregon $399 for the 256GB version, which made it by acold the astir affordable mode to effort VR apps and games successful 2020. In 2022, the 128GB exemplary was accrued to $399.99, and the 256GB exemplary jumped to $499.99. Meta said that the terms changes were required “to proceed investing successful moving the VR manufacture guardant for the agelong term.” Meta tweaked the pricing again successful March 2023, with the 256GB exemplary dropping to $429.99, but the basal exemplary remained astatine $399.99.
Now, we’ve travel afloat circle. Meta revealed successful a blog station today, “Starting June 4, we’re lowering the terms of Quest 2 to $299.99 USD for the 128GB SKU and $349.99 USD for the 256GB SKU, helping adjacent much radical entree the magic of all-in-one VR and our immense contented library.”
The upcoming Quest 3 volition commencement astatine $499.99 erstwhile it arrives aboriginal this year, truthful the Quest 2 volition service arsenic a fund alternative. It’s not wide however overmuch longer the Quest 2 volition instrumentality astir aft the caller exemplary is introduced, though. Software enactment for the archetypal Meta Quest just ended, too.