Amazon’s UK retailer seems to have already jumped the gun on today’s supposed announcement taking place at Oculus Connect opening keynote, where we’ll likely hear official word on price, release date, and everything else surrounding the long awaited Touch controllers.
While Amazon’s Touch listing is currently missing images and is erroneously listed as an Android-compatible device, the UK-based retailer is already taking pre-orders for Touch at £189.99.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon, the controllers are set to release on November 23rd, 2016.
The pricing here is consistent with what other official Oculus retailers in the UK have published, including a pre-order advertisement put out last month by GAME, a store similar to Game Stop.
Oculus Touch controllers to cost £190 in the UK. Crikey. pic.twitter.com/zg9JTNiCg8
— Nick Summers (@nisummers) September 20, 2016
If you don’t live in the UK however, and are looking to convert that into your local currency, you’d be better off waiting for official Oculus retailers to offer it directly in your geographic market. Britain’s value added tax (VAT) is not only higher than the US and many countries in Europe, but you also have the pound sterling to contend with, so there’s no telling exactly what that will cost you in USD or EUR.
In the course of a week, two German electronic stores—MediaMarkt and Saturn—posted online listings of Touch, citing a €199 price with a November 21st delivery date. Price and shipping information has since been stripped from the online retailers’ respective listings. EU-based Amazon retailers including Amazon Germany, Italy, France, and Spain still haven’t published pricing or release information.
Any way you slice it, we’re sure to learn more today at Oculus’s Connect opening keynote.