With the Winter holidays and the New Year in the rearview mirror, Quest 2 stock is becoming easier to find and available for delivery more promptly. While backorders in some regions spanned more than a month on the lead up to the holidays, now Oculus expects to deliver Quest 2 and Rift S orders within one week in most regions.
Updated – January 21st, 2020
At the launch of the headset, Facebook told Road to VR the company was planning to make “many more” units of Quest 2 than the original Quest headset, which was very difficult to find during the previous holiday shopping season.
Despite additional challenges to manufacturing and logistics due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Quest 2 stock was relatively easy to find from both Oculus and third-party retailers through Cyber Monday, but on the lead up to the Winter holidays the headset became backordered at many retailers. As of now it’s fairly easy to get your hands on Quest 2.
Oculus Quest 2 & Rift S Stock Check
We checked stock availability for direct purchases from Oculus.com for Quest 2 (64GB), Quest 2 (256GB), and Rift S across all regions where the headsets are sold. The latest shows that both models are expected to be delivered within one week in most regions.
Fortunately, even the regions with longest shipping estimates aren’t too long compared to what was seen previously during the holiday season, with the longest Quest 2 shipping estimate currently just two weeks in Canada, compared to a month or at some points in December.
Rift S availability currently mirrors Quest 2 availability almost perfectly, except in the US where in Ireland where its estimated delivery dates vary slightly. That’s a bit surprising, considering Oculus has announced the Rift product line will be discontinued in 2021 as the company fully shifts focus to standalone VR headsets with optional PC tethering. Granted, it may well be that the company is shipping Quest and Rift headsets together in batches, meaning the slower of the two dictates the overall pace.
Valve’s Index headset has also recently saw a major improvement in stock availability.
Backorders at many third-party Quest 2 retailers have improved significantly as well for both the 64GB and 256GB models. Below is an overview of where else you can look for stock at third-party retailers:
Where to Buy Quest 2 and Look for Stock
If you’re unable to find it direct from Oculus, here’s a complete list of official third-party retailers in each country, including the local MSRP so that you know you’re getting the right price.