The Oculus Go's price has been slashed to $150

Polycount

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However, things have changed quite a bit over the past year or two. There are still pricey, high-end VR headsets out there, but there's also plenty of more affordable alternatives. The $200 Oculus Go was already a great example of that, but it just became an even better one today.

Now, Oculus Go aims to bring entry-level VR to a greater portion of the mass market with a $50 price cut. From here on out, the Oculus Go can be had for just $150, which is a pretty decent deal.

That price gets you a per-eye lens resolution of 1440x1280p and 32GB of onboard RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB for an extra $50. Obviously, those specs aren't the most impressive in the world, but for the money, they'll probably be perfectly adequate for most casual users.

We should note, however, that the Go doesn't feature the same hand-tracking functionality as other, pricier VR headsets. It can only sync with a single controller (included in the box), so you won't be able to use two hands at once in your favorite VR experiences. Still, at this price point, it's difficult to complain about that too much.

If you do want something a bit more powerful and you have extra money to burn, the Oculus Quest is a solid mid-range alternative to the Go at $400.

Like the Go, it's completely standalone (you need no exterior trackers), but it has better specs, and it ships with two controllers instead of one. Overall, it should look better, feel better, and offer more gameplay possibilities.

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Uncle Al

TS Evangelist
Didn't we see something the other day that Oculus products were not readily available on a local leval through Best Buy and other retailers? That would certainly make it easier to cut prices when you can't get them! LOL
 

coderman64

TS Rookie
Didn't we see something the other day that Oculus products were not readily available on a local leval through Best Buy and other retailers? That would certainly make it easier to cut prices when you can't get them! LOL
That was the more expensive and more powerful Oculus Quest.
 

Evernessince

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The go is more for content consumption. The Quest is better in every way including the ability to see the real world in VR. You can literally walk to the fridge and pick out food and a drink with the unit still on.
 

Puiu

TS Evangelist
I'm waiting for a price drop for the Oculus Quest. At a price closer to 300$ I would buy it in a heart beat.