Oculus has given the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet: $400 to get you both the Rift headset and the Touch controllers, and a slew of bundled content. The company now confirms they’ll be ending the sale on September 4th, making it your last chance to get the headset and controller bundle before it returns to the new price of $500.
Update (9/4/17): Oculus today announced in a blogpost the ending date and time of the ‘Summer of Rift’ sale, which has seen the Rift + Touch bundle slashed to $400. After September 4th PT, the Rift + Touch bundle will return to a new price of $500. The end of sale period has prompted Oculus to do an ‘End of Summer Flash Sale’ on games and apps. We’ve got a breakdown of all the deals in the flash sale.
Update (8/10/17): An Oculus spokesperson confirmed to Road to VR that the company plans to extend the Summer Rift sale by “a few weeks”. The following statement was provided:
Due to high demand, and the resulting switch to the all-in-one Rift+Touch package, Oculus is extending the sale by a few weeks to make sure everyone can take advantage of the Summer of Rift promotion.
The sale was originally said to last six weeks, which would have had the deal ending on or about August 21st.
When the sale started, Oculus was shipping separate Rift and Touch packages (as it had since launch), but part way through the company announced a new Rift + Touch bundle which combines both together into one package and also removes some of the things that came with the former separate packages (like the Xbox One gamepad). When the sale ends, Oculus has announced that the Rift + Touch bundle will be priced at $500 ($100 less than the cost of the separate Rift and Touch packages prior to the sale).
Original Article (7/10/17): At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. Starting today, as part of the ‘Summer of Rift’ sale, the headset and controller bundle is going on sale for just $400 [Amazon], a huge 50% price drop from what you would have paid just six months ago. Oculus had dropped the price to $600 earlier this year, and after the big sale, will be returning the price to $500. A new all-in-one box will be replacing the previous bundle, which shipped in two separate boxes. This new all-in-one box critically excludes the Xbox One controller and Oculus Remote.
In The Box
Here’s everything you’ll be unboxing in the new all-in-one Rift + Touch bundle:
- Touch Controllers
- Two Sensors
- Two AA Batteries
- Oculus Sticker
- Headphone Removal Tool
- Lens Cloth
- Some Great Free Games and Apps
This price drop comparatively puts the Oculus Rift + Touch in the same range as the latest gen consoles such as the PS4 Pro ($400) and the more expensive Xbox One X ($500). While you’ll still need a capable computer to run the Oculus Rift, you’d be surprised at just how little you can get away with nowadays. It might be as simple as dropping in a low-ish cost NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 into your computer. Check out this handy guide to see if your computer is VR Ready.
Considering jumping on this deal? We’ve got a number of articles you may find useful to make your decision.
- Oculus Rift Review
- Oculus Touch Review
- How to Tell if Your PC is VR Ready
- Top 5 Oculus Rift Games
- Touch and Vive Roomscale Dimensions Visualized
- How to Use the Oculus Rift With SteamVR in 4 Steps
- Latest VR Ready GPUs Benchmarked & Compared
- Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive