Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe stated that the "all-in" price for the Oculus Rift would be around $1,500 but, before you panic, that number needs a bit of context.
"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the Rift … at most you should be in that $1,500 range," the executive said at the Re/code Code Conference. He also stated that, over time, he'd like the price to drop to below $1,000.
Which isn't a bad price, especially if you don't already own a computer. The $1,500 number is the price if you're starting from zero, with no gaming PC or equipment at all.
Considering the recently released recommended specs on PCs that will run the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, that means that the PC will likely cost around $1,200 for a new system, and the headset itself should be around $300 or so, which is what we've expected since the company has begun to hint at a price point. As components drop in price, so too will the all-in number for a system and the headset.
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