Touch, the long awaited natural input controller for the Oculus Rift, still doesn’t have an official price or release date—but a tweet from Nick Summers, associate editor at Engadget UK, has revealed that Oculus Touch is going to be priced at £189.99, at least in Britain.
While no specific location was mentioned in the tweet by Summers, to our eyes it looked suspiciously close to a GAME store in London’s Westfield Stratford City shopping center. GAME, a Britain-based video game store similar to GameStop, is an official retailer of Oculus products.
We called up the store and received confirmation that not only are Touch pre-orders being taken today for the price of £50 deposit, but was quoted a ‘winter release’ for the controllers by an in-store Oculus rep.
Oculus Touch controllers to cost £190 in the UK. Crikey. pic.twitter.com/zg9JTNiCg8
— Nick Summers (@nisummers) September 20, 2016
It’s possible that the additional sign insert advertising Touch pre-orders was to be added at a later date, as the Rift headset itself was released across UK stores including John Lewis, Currys PC World, and Harrods today.
The sign showing the Oculus Touch pre-orders was only set up this morning along with the Rift advertisement.
This isn’t the first apparent price leak of Touch however. 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.
Online retailers are known for occasionally publishing placeholder prices, but a sign in a shop window taking pre-orders, even erroneously, nails the price of Touch down that much tighter.
The only question left: What’s the price in the US?