Meta is permanently cutting the price of its Quest 2 VR headset to $250 following the launch of the Quest 3, according to a Quest Blog update spotted by TechCrunch. The Quest 2 has been on sale at that price since Black Friday anyway, but the new retail price might spell even better deals for the previous-gen model. 
“We knew we could do even more to make VR more affordable and bring even more people into the community… that’s why we’re permanently lowering prices on Quest 2 and its accessories, effective January 1,” the company wrote. To wit, the 128GB Quest 2 is now $250, while the 256GB model is $300. Meta is also dropping the prices for refurbished units to $230 and $270, respectively. Similar pricing can be found on Amazon. 
Quest 2 accessories are also carrying lower prices, with the Elite Strap with battery receiving the biggest drop from $120 to $90. The regular Elite Strap is now $50, the carrying case has dropped to $45, the Active Pack is now $60 and the Quest 2 Fit Pack falls from $50 to $40. 
The Quest 2 became one of the more popular VR headsets thanks to the low $300 launch price, but the buzz died down when Meta jacked the price to $400 in mid-2022. The Quest 3 was a big step forward with improved screens and lenses, a more compact design, faster performance, mixed reality cameras and more. 
With hundreds of VR titles available — including Resident Evil 4, the new Roblox game and ever-popular Beat Saber — the Quest 2 is still a great entry into the world of VR, though. It’s now even more attractive at that price, and we might see it drop even lower via sales over the next year. This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/metas-quest-2-headset-is-about-to-get-even-cheaper-090433083.html?src=rss

Meta is permanently cutting the price of its Quest 2 VR headset to $250 following the launch of the Quest 3, according to a Quest Blog update spotted by TechCrunch. The Quest 2 has been on sale at that price since Black Friday anyway, but the new retail price might spell even better deals for the previous-gen model. 

“We knew we could do even more to make VR more affordable and bring even more people into the community… that’s why we’re permanently lowering prices on Quest 2 and its accessories, effective January 1,” the company wrote. To wit, the 128GB Quest 2 is now $250, while the 256GB model is $300. Meta is also dropping the prices for refurbished units to $230 and $270, respectively. Similar pricing can be found on Amazon

Quest 2 accessories are also carrying lower prices, with the Elite Strap with battery receiving the biggest drop from $120 to $90. The regular Elite Strap is now $50, the carrying case has dropped to $45, the Active Pack is now $60 and the Quest 2 Fit Pack falls from $50 to $40. 

The Quest 2 became one of the more popular VR headsets thanks to the low $300 launch price, but the buzz died down when Meta jacked the price to $400 in mid-2022. The Quest 3 was a big step forward with improved screens and lenses, a more compact design, faster performance, mixed reality cameras and more. 

With hundreds of VR titles available — including Resident Evil 4, the new Roblox game and ever-popular Beat Saber — the Quest 2 is still a great entry into the world of VR, though. It’s now even more attractive at that price, and we might see it drop even lower via sales over the next year. 

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