Oculus Rift is “Obscenely Cheap”, International Prices “Not Artificially Bloated”

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey addresses price concerns.

Posted By | On 07th, Jan. 2016 Under News

Oculus Rift

Concerned about the price point for Oculus Rift for which pre-orders recently went live at $599 for the United States and £499/€699 in Europe? Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey took to Twitter to address criticisms of Rift being overpriced, noting that when it comes to international pricing, there were certain requirements that had to be fulfilled.

“International Rift prices are not artificially bloated – we have to cover the required taxes, sales tax in USA works differently. In fact, some countries are getting a slightly better deal than the US, all things considered – remember, we have per state sales tax.”

Luckey also noted that, “To reiterate, we are not making money on Rift hardware. High end VR is expensive, but Rift is obscenely cheap for what it is.”

It also seems that some orders “may see their ship date move forward as fraudulent orders in queue are weeded out.”

What are your thoughts on the pricing for Oculus Rift? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Gamez Rule

    Oculus Rift will retail for $599/£499 without shipping.= ( ROFLMAO! )

    To reiterate, we are not making money on Rift hardware. = ( PMSL! )

    My views on Oculus Rift & it’s pricing = Sony must be smiling meaning *Positive News for PlayStation VR* could well be correct.

    As stated already ♦ £349 price point for PlayStation VR would look very reasonable in
    comparison – especially when you consider how much cheaper a PS4 is
    compared to a high-spec computer.♦

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    • Truth™

      People spending £349 on a 720P VR headset with limited mobile games. LMFAO

      Sony shills have gone full on deluded. OR has the best optics and resolution and four times as many games as PSVR. The price will come down. The next gen of PC GPU technology is arriving this year. 720P VR on outdated hardware will never change 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      No official price for PS-VR as of yet so troll on and have fun with the unbelievable fictional worlds, like a world were people will spend $599 on an Oculus Rift LMAO!

      Meanwhile PS VR will have over 100 titles to play with ☺


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