Oculus Rift and Touch now available (temporarily) with lower price

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For the next six weeks, the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch will sell for $399, which is almost a $200 discount.

The VR unit also suffered a big legal setback in February, when video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc successfully sued Oculus for copyright infringement, winning a $500 million legal judgement. Still, the headset stacks up against the Vive well with the touch controllers, so if you wanted to give VR a whirl, £399 isn't exactly a bad price. The HTC Vive, meanwhile, comes with motion controllers bundled, but costs a steep $800. Oculus vice president of content Jason Rubin says Oculus is trying to "prime the pump and make sure there's plenty of people coming to VR".

USA Today noted in their report that "Gamers are expected to drive virtual reality sales for the foreseeable future". It's a standalone headset that can do a lot more power-intensive gaming and it does a good job. The previous price was $598.

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The Oculus Rift launched in March of a year ago to reasonably favourable reviews, this despite criticism of a lack of titles to play, not to mention the sizeable investment required by consumers. This includes the likes of Superhot VR, The Climb and The Unspoken being reduced as part of the Daily Deals. According to research firm Superdata, Facebook sold 243,000 headsets in 2016.

"We've said for a long time that we think VR is going to take a while to get to the mass market". He said that there are some multiplayer games in the pipeline, such as Echo Arena, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and so on, which will accelerate the adoption of the VR headset.




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