Buying in bulk has always been the cheaper option, whether that’s a 50kg sack of potatoes that may never get eaten or that awesome deal for 10 scarfs during summer. Tech is a little bit different, usually offering singular discounts as you get on Black Friday. For the next week, Oculus is bucking that trend. Simply buy one Oculus Quest 2 at full price and you’ll get £100 GBP of another.
Yep, so that nets you two 128GB Oculus Quest 2’s for £500 which isn’t a bad deal. Especially if you and a mate have been considering stepping into virtual reality (VR) for the first time or changing VR platform. This offer is available only until next Monday, 27th September on Oculus.com. Plus it’s also available for the 256GB model as well.
The deal arrives almost a month after Facebook began to resell the headset after a short hiatus due to the facial interface issue which saw some customers report skin irritation. This time period saw the company discontinue the base 64GB model in favour of a 128GB version whilst still maintaining the same £299 price point. So if you do go for the offer you’ll get the newer Oculus Quest 2 edition which comes with a silicone cover in the box.
Silicone covers have been a widely available accessory for Oculus Quest 2 almost since its launch, particularly useful when playing more energetic games as it stops the foam interface from soaking up the sweat. A much more hygienic solution if you happen to be swapping the headset between players as all it requires is a quick wipe. That’ll be less of an issue if you’re buying two headsets at a time.
There’s another good reason for two friends to go in on the deal, all the multiplayer gaming to be had in VR. While multiplayer videogames struggled in the early years, now titles like Population: One, Demeo and Echo VR are firmly focused on that aspect, making for great social experiences.
Or maybe it’s all part of Facebook’s plan to sell more Oculus Quest 2’s ahead of Facebook Connect next month? Being held on 28th October as a virtual showcase, CEO Mark Zuckerberg may release further details on the Oculus Quest Pro, a headset that could include features such as eye-tracking. If that happens VRFocus will keep you updated.