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Happy Launch Day, Oculus!

Happy Launch Day, Oculus!

British, European and Canadian consumers can walk into stores and walk back out with a brand new Oculus Rift under their arm from today, six months after it was available through retail in North America.

The UK price is £549, £50 more than the £499 list price when pre-orders opened in January. Oculus tell us this is due to VAT and the falling pound, post-Brexit. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey observes that, “Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is!”

Every new Rift comes with:

  • Headset
  • Integrated headphones and mic
  • Sensor
  • Remote
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • 2 AA batteries, adapter and extender
  • Connection cords
  • Tool to remove/add headphones
  • Lucky’s Tale

 

The Rift is now available in the UK at:

 

Want to try before you buy?

Head over to Live Oculus to find your nearest demo.

 

Fall Sale

Oh, and if you’re quick off the mark and picked up your Rift on launch day, you might want to check out the Fall Sale at the Oculus store – it ends today!

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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