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Meta’s Quest 2 and Quest Professional are getting value cuts beginning March 5


Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced everlasting value cuts for each its Quest 2 and Quest Professional VR headsets. Beginning with the Quest 2, the 256 GB variant will price $429 (as an alternative of $499) beginning March 5, a value that appears even higher subsequent to Sony’s new (however very totally different) $549 PlayStation VR 2.

The pricier Quest Professional, which launched in late 2022 for $1,499.99, can be $999.99 on March 5 within the U.S. and in Canada, although that pricing received’t roll out globally till late March.

Notably (and controversially), the price of the entry-level 128 GB Quest 2 isn’t altering. It’ll nonetheless be $399.99. For context, in 2022 Meta boosted its price from $299.99 to $399.99 — a whopping 33% value hike. The transfer was attributed to the rising price of elements, and Meta wasn’t the one firm to boost product prices; Sony raised the worth of the PS5 in a number of areas exterior of the U.S. The $399.99 value is excessive, however it’s nonetheless probably the most inexpensive methods to expertise Half-Life: Alyx, a must-play VR sport that’s nonetheless locked to PC.

Whereas the 2020 Quest 2 is a superb generalist VR headset, Meta Quest Professional is the corporate’s pricier metaverse-focused headset. It will possibly play the identical video games, and its {hardware} is extra highly effective and refined than the Quest 2’s. Nevertheless, even at its new $999.99 value, The Verge’s evaluation video exhibits that it is likely to be some time till Meta could make it as sturdy of a worth because the Quest 2.

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