Oculus Rift Priced at $599, with First Units Shipping in March
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The first Oculus Rift consumer VR headset is now available for pre-order, and after years of speculation the price of the Rift is officially revealed at $599, with the headset to begin shipping its first batch in March 2016.
The company began taking Rift pre-orders on its website this morning, however, many anxious buyers were initially having difficulty placing their orders in, due to the overwhelming amount of traffic flooding the page—which eventually resolved.
The $599 price includes the Oculus Rift headset, external sensor, an Oculus Remote, an Xbox One controller and, of course, comes two bundled games: Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie—however, only those that pre-ordered the Rift will receive a copy of EVE: Valkyrie as a free added bonus.
It’s worth noting that anyone that pre-orders the Rift headset will also secure a spot to be one of the first to get your hands on the Oculus Touch, the company’s VR motion-based controllers that are expected to ship in the second half of 2016.
While the price tag of the consumer Rift may seem a bit more on the high-end, than some may have originally expected, its actually quite reasonable considering what you’re getting in terms of its custom hardware and technological compatibilities as a revolutionary product. Either way, it appears Oculus is off to a strong start.
Stay tuned for more of the latest updates and new details on the Oculus Rift, as it develops.