If you’re already an Amazon Prime Member, or looking to become one starting today, there’s an Amazon Prime Day Oculus Rift deal waiting for you.

Update (July 17th, 1:20AM ET): After being listed as ‘out of stock’ earlier today, the Rift appears to back in stock and ready to ship.


Update (July 16th, 3:53PM ET): It appears Amazon USA is already out of stock. We’ll be keeping an eye on stock as the event progresses, and updating this piece should they get a new shipment. We’ve changed the headline from the previous ‘Amazon Prime Day: Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle is Currently $50 Off’ to reflect this change.

Original Article (July 16th, 3:45 PM ET): Regularly costing $400, the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle is on sale for $50 off for the duration of Prime Day [Amazon], which lasts until July 17th at 11:59 PM PT (local time here).

Oculus Touch is the system’s dedicated motion controller. In the box you’ll get two Touch controllers, an Oculus Rift headset, two sensors (for tracking), and all the necessary cabling. Advisory: you’ll definitely need a VR-ready computer to run it. Check here to see if your computer is ready.

Photo by Road to VR

Amazon UK and major Eurozone regional branches such as Amazon France and Amazon Germany are seeing the sale too, knocking the headset down by £50/€50 to the Prime Day sale price of £350/€400.

Considering Amazon Prime costs $120 for an annual subscription (or $13 monthly) in the US, which gives you access to free, fast shipping—and of course discounts on all of the products listed for Amazon’s annual Prime Day event—the $50 savings essentially gets you five months of Amazon Prime for free.

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Or you can think of it this way: now you have $50 more to spend on games. Because Oculus Rift has the ability to play games on both the company’s own digital marketplace, the Oculus Store, and Steam, you’ll find plenty of games in our Review section that are supported. You might also check out Road to VR’s 2017 Game of the Year Awards for some good ideas.

Another great place to start though is invariably the Rift’s compliment of free games that come along with purchase of the bundle and subsequent activation of Touch, which include: Lucky’s TaleMediumToyboxQuillDead and Buried, and Robo Recall.

There’s plenty more free Rift titles than that though to keep you chugging along. Some definite free highlights to investigate are social VR game Rec Room, private and social cinema Big Screen, Google Earth VR and the visually impressively Coco VR to name a few. Check out all free Rift games on the Oculus Store here.

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  • NooYawker

    The only thing anyone should use the money for is to buy a third sensor.

    • impurekind

      I still don’t have a third sensor and I’ve had and am having plenty fun with my Rift.

      • NooYawker

        You get much better room scale with a third sensor.

        • Firestorm185

          Very true, but if you position them right 2 works just fine. I’ve done both. ^^

          • Trenix

            At that case what you get is the equivalent of a inside out tacking headset, if not worse. Inside out tracking headsets are far cheaper and the expensive ones are comparable to the HTC Vive Pro if you don’t account for the tracking.

        • impurekind

          I believe you.

          • NooYawker

            And I believe you have plenty of fun with two sensors because VR rocks :D

            Plenty of fun games that don’t need full room scale.

  • Knut Sindremedisin Åbjørsbråte

    Anyone going for this should try Echo Arena. It’s a crazy good esports game, and exclusive for Oculus (: Free too. Be sure to join the community Discord if you do.

    • Firestorm185

      And Rec Room! We have Fortnite! xD

  • impurekind

    You know, I’m sad they stopped including the Xbox One controller with Rifts. I really like using it with so many games and experiences on mine, particularly all the retro consoles and games I’m running through it. And I don’t mean I’d want that instead of the Touch controllers, but more that I think it would be awesome if it came with both.

    • Trenix

      Greedy much? Just go buy a controller. The Oculus is already the cheapest mainstream headset.

      • impurekind

        Kinda missing the point.

  • Trenix

    I tested the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and while the Oculus Rift has the best controllers available currently, the god rays are so intense that you will want to return your headset ASAP. If you can somehow avoid them, that’s great, this is the best headset for it’s price. However, if you’re like me, somewhat of a perfectionist where a smudge will drive you insane, do not buy the Oculus Rift. I’m telling you, it’s unbearable. As far as I know, all headsets have god rays, but they’re no where near as noticable as the Oculus Rift, if at all.