Facebook’s Quest 2 Headset Goes from $300 to $400

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Oculus Quest 2 debuted at $299 in 2020, $100 cheaper than Oculus
Quest from 2019. In 2021, Facebook bumped the base Quest 2
headset’s storage from 64GB to 128GB while holding the suggested
entry price firm at $299. Earlier this year, Meta changed the
headset’s branding on the physical device to its new corporate
identity — officially becoming Meta Quest 2.

The price change will kick in officially on August 1, with the
128GB model increasing to $399 and the 256GB model increasing
to $499.

Zuckerberg, one year ago:

“Unlike some of the other companies in the space that basically
charge premium prices as their business model, one of our core
principles is we want to serve everyone. I’m very focused not only
on how you can create a good VR and AR device, but how do you make
it so it’s $300 instead of $1,000.”

Inflation, of course, is a real issue, but Zuckerberg’s the one who said he was focused on selling headsets for $300.

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