Meta has announced the Quest 3, which will bring a variety of hardware improvements across the board when it launches this Fall, but if you intend to still purchase its predecessor, there’s good news. The company has announced that the Quest 2 will be seeing significant price decreases very soon.
Starting June 4, the Meta Quest 2 will be sold at lower prices, with the 128 GB model going from $399.99 to $299.99, and the 256 GB model going from $499.99 to $349.99.
Of course, it’s worth noting that prices for both SKUs were increased by $100 in August last year. Even so, though the 128 GB model has effectively returned to its original price, the 256 GB variant is going to be sold for $50 less than it was even before its price increase last year.
Meanwhile, Meta will also be pushing out an update to implement performance improvements for both Quest 2 and Quest Pro. The update will bring about an increase of up to 26% in CPU performance for both VR headsets and an increase in GPU performance of up to 19% for Quest 2 and up to 11% for Quest Pro.
For the layman, that ostensibly means you can look forward to “smoother gameplay, a more responsive UI, and richer content on both headsets”, as Meta puts it. Meanwhile, dynamic resolution scaling is also being enabled on both headsets.