Cool deal from Oculus for the Summer of Rift…
The Oculus Rift sale, “Summer of Rift” is in full swing giving consumers the chance to purchase an Oculus Rift bundle for only $399 USD. The deal started July 10th and is reported to span 5 weeks. If you haven’t had a chance to try premium VR, now is your best chance. Once the Summer of Rift is over, you’ll be able to get the Rift and touch controller bundle for a new reduced price of $499 USD. This remarkable deal is the second time in a year that Oculus has introduced a price drop but why?
It was the Summer of 69′ …oops… Summer of Rift
Many have speculated that the Summer of Rift sale is in response to newer, wireless headset options hitting the market in the near future. Senior Oculus team members stress that the Oculus Rift is not in danger of becoming obsolete nor was the deal a precursor for a newer, updated product from Oculus. Jason Rubin, VP of Content for Oculus recently outlined that the price drop was “To accommodate consumers that may have been sitting on the sidelines because of (the) price.” Rubin added, “We want to be sure that the VR hardware itself isn’t an expensive part of the equation, so we’re headed toward mass-market pricing.”
Bundle Up! The Summer of Rift is Cool as Ice
The Oculus Rift Bundle includes:
- Oculus Rift Headset
- Oculus Touch Controllers
- Two Motion Sensors
- Six Free VR games
Once you’re set up you’re ready to try out some of the best VR out there. Will we see increased consumer confidence in the Rift and active users soar? It’s already happening with more and more people taking advantage of the Oculus Rift sale every single day. Once the dust settles, you may not be seeing too much of your friends and loved ones (not their human faces anyway).
Shut up and take my money!