The bundle includes the Oculus Rift VR headset, two touch controllers (separately sold for $99), two sensors, a remote, an Xbox One wireless controller, and a guitar controller connector for Rock Band VR.
That's only £50 more than the PlayStation VR, which doesn't come with motion controllers as standard - or indeed the camera needed to use it. However, anyone looking to engage with VR may have found their ideal price point in the new Oculus Rift deal. Obviously, Oculus is hoping this is enough to get those sitting on the sidelines all this time to get onboard. The HTC Vive costs $800. When Oculus went on sale in March 2016, Cantor Fitzgerald estimated VR could generate $7 billion in sales for Facebook by 2020, or about 10 percent of the company's estimated revenue that year.
At the moment, Oculus will sell you the Rift and Touch controllers for $US449 - that's $590 at current exchange rates. Remember this is a limited time sale, and it could be well into 2018 before we see a deal like this again.
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Not counting mobile virtual reality kit like the GearVR and Google Glass, this is by far the cheapest price we've ever seen for VR hardware. "We're following exactly the game plan that we said we were going to follow from the start", the executive said.
"It doesn't appear the (initial) Rift price drop has made a big difference, but the first half of the year tends to be pretty slow in gaming at least", says Lewis Ward, IDC's research director, for gaming and VR/AR. Sales are not always negative.