Major retailers are now publishing their much awaited Black Friday deals, and by far one of the largest sales to cover VR stuff thus far comes from Best Buy. Sizable discounts come to Oculus Rift, VR-ready computers, Gear VR, and much more.

Update (11/09/17): A laptop featuring a GTX 1050 was removed from the list for not meeting Oculus’ minimum spec requirements. The GTX 1050 Ti however has gotten the green light from Oculus as a minspec GPU.

When & Where

The sale will run from November 23-25. Best Buy’s ‘Door Buster Deals’ start at 5PM on Thursday in stores, but you can bypass the crowds by purchasing from If you’re planning on braving the masses, make sure to check out the FAQ first, because as usual, Best Buy is organizing the sale through tickets which are handed out to those waiting in line. Now for the deals.

Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle

As an official retail partner of Oculus in the US, Best Buy is advertising the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle for $350, a $50 savings from the permanent MSRP of $400. As with all current Oculus Rift purchases, you’ll be getting 6 free games including Robo Recall, Lucky’s Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox.

image courtesy Best Buy

There’s also a bevy of PC options if you’re starting from scratch too.

Oculus Ready PCs

There’s an Oculus Ready GPU in the bunch as well, the minspec PNY GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, making for a quick drop-in if you already have a PC that’s almost all the way there. To find out what your computer needs to be Oculus Ready, check out our handy guide.

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Gear VR + Samsung Gear 360

If you buy the latest Gear VR + Controller ($130) and Samsung Gear 360 Camera ($200), you can have both for only $200.

image courtesy Best Buy

Gear VR-Ready Phones

Best Buy also has a number of deals on Gear VR-ready phones, including Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. Verizon, Sprint and unlocked handsets are all present, but you’ll have to paw through the various options to figure out which one is right for you. Also, cross-comparing with Amazon on a new phone is always advisable.

image courtesy Best Buy

We’ll be bringing you more coverage on Black Friday sales throughout the web, so check back soon for more deep discounts on all your favorite VR stuff.

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  • David Herrington

    I predicted this earlier last (week.)[]

    David Herrington • 6 days ago
    “If HTC doesn’t do something soon (which I think they will) then they will be eclipsed by Oculus users very quickly. My prediction is that HTC will drop the price of the Vive around Thanksgiving to $400, and Oculus will drop the price of the Rift to $350 at Christmas/Thanksgiving.”

    Now lets see if the other part comes true!! :)

    • Firestorm185

      Now was your prediction for a permanent or temporary holiday price drop for the Vive?

      • David Herrington

        For the Rift it will be a temporary drop then go back to $400. For the Vive I expect (hope) it to drop to $400-ish and then go back to ~$500 after holidays.

        • Firestorm185

          Oh yeah, the Rift’s a no-brainer to go back to 400$, but that’s an interesting proposition for the Vive. ^^

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  • Ragbone

    I wish they had not used the name “Oculus Rift” and thought of something better, with one word. I can’t think of one though lol, any ideas?

    • yag

      Wut ? Every product has a brand name and a model name.

      • Ragbone

        The new ” ” hasn’t.

  • John

    The listed laptops are not VR Ready. The guide just below the list recommends higher mincspecs than those listed (GTX 1060)

  • JohnP

    Those laptops are not VR Ready. Your guide to VR link right below them lists the minimum specs as a GTX 1060 card.

  • Chris Richardson

    I tried out 3 laptops. One had and i7 and 1050TI. Maybe the thing was configured wrong, but it passed all the tests and performed like shit. The two 1060 MSI laptops fared much better. I wouldn’t go any lower than that.

  • Bharat Chhatre

    If you buy the latest Gear VR + Controller ($130) and Samsung Gear 360 Camera ($200), you can have both for only $200.

    Shows Total $329.98 in cart

    • You’ll have to wait for the sale to get the price.

      “run from November 23-25…”

      • Bharat Chhatre

        oh okay… thanks

  • Enbee

    If you get the Rift for $350 from Newegg, you can get an extra $20 off using Groupon

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