Facebook Permanently Cuts the Price of Oculus Go
According to a recent statement from Facebook, the Oculus Go has received a permanent price cut of $50. The portable virtual reality unit now costs $149 and the price cut has applied across all regions where Oculus is available. The Oculus Go is Facebook’s entry level VR unit and it includes 3DOF tracking which gives gamers an affordable VR experience. The headset comes with a 3DOF motion controller for pointing around inside games and experiences. The price cut reflects a decrease in support for the device but it also makes the VR unit an affordable one for new enthusiasts to explore.
“Oculus Go is now priced at $149 USD, which is equal to a $50 price drop. We are applying comparable discounts across all countries where Go is sold. Updated pricing is rolling out to all channels,” said Facebook in a statement to UploadVR. Apparently, Facebook has done market research to find the new value of the Oculus Go and it’s likely the unit wasn’t selling as well as the Oculus Rift or Oculus Quest at the price it was. We hope to see many new VR fans with the price cut of the portable Oculus Go.
The 3DOF tracking is limited as gamers can turn and tilt their heads in VR experiences with it, but not physically move around in the virtual spaces. With the Oculus Quest, 6DOF allows gamers increasingly immersive VR experiences, allowing the tracking of both hands and their head. One main reason for the price cut is the removal of existing features and lack of support moving forward for the Oculus Go. Facebook Horizon doesn’t even list the device as eligible, despite it being a Facebook product.
Will you be getting your first VR headset now that the Go is $50 cheaper? Which VR headset provides the best experiences so far? Let us know in the comments below!