The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and its motion-sensing Touch controllers are currently on sale for $399, but the company has announced another permanent price cut that will go into place that promotion ends. The new hardware bundle, which includes the Rift headset and Touch controllers, will be $499 on a permanent basis once the sale pricing ends.
“Now, to continue getting the best VR experience into everyone’s hands, we’re permanently bundling Rift and Touch in the same package for $499, and available now for just $399 during our Summer of Rift sale—limited time only!” the official blog post states. “That means everything you need to play this summer’s hottest VR titles like Robo Recall, Wilson’s Heart, Echo Arena and Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now available in one box.”
The price of the hardware had already been dropped in March of this year, which brought the total price of the headset and controllers to $598. This second price drop knocks another an extra $100 off the price, and includes the games Lucky’s Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried, and Robo Recall in the bundle.
The new bundle, at the new price, is also the first time the company has placed the entire platform — the headset and the controllers — in the same physical box. It’s a strong move, especially in competition with HTC’s $799 Vive headset, and we hope to get specific hardware sales numbers from Oculus soon after these aggressive sales and price drops.