Facebook’s virtual reality gear saw it’s first price reduction in March when the set was reduced from around $800 to $600. A second price reduction starts Monday, July 10th. Now, when consumers purchase both the remote and the headset they will only be out $400.

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The sale on the Oculus Rift will only last for a limited time and is an excellent deal for high-end virtual reality computing considering a year ago you could expect to pay around $1500 for a similar VR bundle.

For six weeks consumers will be able to take advantage of this bundled offer.

Why the Price Drop?

There is quite a bit of speculation for the price-drop of the Oculus Rift. Multiple sources believe that the price drop could be a result of the slow-moving product. One source speculates the significant reduction from one year to the next could also be a result of a price drop in the parts used to manufacture these VR sets.


Regardless, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said they would, “become a part of daily life for billions of people,” and it doesn’t appear that we are anywhere near that supposed reality.

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With only an estimated 240,000 Oculus Rift units sold through February, it looks like it will be a long time before Zuckerberg sees his prediction come to fruition.

Considering regular consumer-grade VR sets have not been on the market long enough to go through thorough and extended testing to posit that they don’t pose a threat to the user’s health in any way, it might be difficult to convince everyone that they are totally safe for daily use. It might be a while before we really see the Oculus Rift measure up to consumer standards.

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