Official Price of the Oculus Rift is $599

The long awaited first entry into the future of VR gaming is coming this March in the form of the Oculus Rift VR headset. Preorders went live yesterday afternoon during CES and the official price was announced at $599 in North America. The Rift comes with the actual headset, senor, two games (EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale) cables and an Xbox One controller with a wireless USB adapter. Many consumers have ran to social media to complain about the high price of the Rift and are wondering what plans Sony has with pricing their similar headset, Playstation VR, later this year. If you’re interested, please be aware that a fairly beefy gaming PC is required in order to use the Rift, which can set you back around $1000 or more. The Oculus Rift seems to be a pretty pricey gaming setup that most likely will not hit a mainstream audience until the prices drop drastically.

Preorders are still live but the first wave of shipments are already sold out, pushing the date back to June. You can preorder a Rift headset here.

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Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.