Meta’s Black Friday sale provides you $50 credit score after buying a Quest 2 till subsequent Tuesday.
Final week Meta lower the worth of Quest 2 for the remainder of the yr, to $250 for the 128GB mannequin and $300 for the 256GB mannequin. The Black Friday deal stacks with the momentary value lower, so when you use the credit score the deal successfully values Quest 2 at $200.
The shape the $50 credit score takes will depend on the place you purchase the headset. On Amazon it arrives as normal Amazon Credit score, for instance, whereas on Meta Retailer it arrives as Quest Retailer credit score you may spend on video games and apps.
Quest 2 launched over three years in the past at $300 for 64GB or $400 for 256GB. The bottom mannequin noticed a storage bump to 128GB in 2021, however the value of every mannequin was raised to $400 and $500 final yr, which seems to have tanked gross sales.
In March this yr Meta lower the 256GB mannequin value to $430, and when saying Quest 3 in June it lower the 128GB mannequin again to $300 and the 256GB mannequin to $350, decrease than it initially launched at.
By way of worth, Quest 3 comes with Asgard’s Wrath 2, a $60 recreation, so when you have been going to purchase it in any other case you possibly can describe Quest 3 as being successfully $440. Compared, the mixture of the worth lower and $50 credit score means Quest 2 is successfully out there for half the worth by November twenty seventh.
However even at this low value and with the credit score, you could wish to maintain off on shopping for a Quest 2.
A leaked Meta roadmap from earlier this yr revealed Meta deliberate to launch a brand new headset after Quest 3 in 2024 “on the most tasty value level within the VR shopper market”. Reviews from The Wall Road Journal, Bloomberg, and a Chinese language analyst who has been dependable prior to now counsel this headset will change Quest 2 in Meta’s lineup and have the brand new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset from Quest 3.
XR2 Gen 2 has a greater than twice as highly effective GPU, which some builders are already utilizing to realize dramatically higher “console high quality” graphics. As Quest 3 and the cheaper headset steadily transition the lively consumer base of the standalone VR market to the XR2 Gen 2, builders might put much less deal with making their video games look good and run nicely on Quest 2.
Nonetheless, when you completely need a VR headset for this yr and do not wish to wait, Quest 2 at present performs all the identical video games as its successor, and that is by far the very best worth deal for a VR headset with tracked controllers we have ever seen.