Meta has just announced a price change for its virtual reality headset and it’s not likely to make anyone happy, quite the contrary.
While the firm, formerly Facebook, is expected to come out of new VR headsets in 2024it announces a revision of the price of its Meta Quest 2. And, unluckily, it’s a violent increase to say the least.
Meta Quest 2 updates its prices
Starting this month of August 2022The Meta Quest 2 will indeed take no less than 100€ increase. Its simple version, of 128 GB, will go from 349€ to 450€, while it will cost no less than 550€ for its 256 GB version instead of the 450 requested until now. A strong increase which is not without explanation.
Indeed, as the firm explains in a post, it is quite normal that such a path is now preferred. And, according to the words shared, we must not see anything other than the expression of a certain need: as production and shipping costs have obviously increased, it seems only natural that selling prices should follow. Here is what was stated, among other things:
By adjusting the price of Quest 2, we can continue to increase our investment in groundbreaking research and new product development that pushes the VR industry to new heights. We have an ambitious roadmap for VR hardware, starting with the launch of our high-end headset, Project Cambria, later this year. And we plan to ship new generations of Meta Quest after that.
So that’s pretty penalizing, but if we’re to believe what’s been said, then this would be a blessing in disguise: upcoming products, two of which are scheduled to 2024should normally come out of this. In short… Anyway, at the moment, the interested buyer will have to get used to the new price list, which, as Meta reassures us, still remains “very affordable for such a machine”.
And if the potential buyer becomes the owner of a Meta Quest 2 between August and December 2022he will be able to acquire a free copy of Beat Saber, whose last big update was last June, on the occasion of his birthday.