For those that have been eyeing up a new virtual reality (VR) headset current deals are offering some of the best prices yet. HTC Vive has its Black Friday deals, knocking $100 USD/£100 GBP off the head-mounted display (HMD) and the Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle. If you’re after the Oculus Rift on the other hand Amazon currently has a sub $1000 bundle with an additional bonus offer for a very limited time.
At the moment the online retailer is offering a CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A Gaming Desktop, which pack an Intel i5-6402P Quad Core 2.8GHz processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, and a AMD RX 480 4GB, along with the Oculus Rift for $999. On top of that customers will also get $100 of Oculus Store credit to fill their content libraries and a copy of CCP Games’ multiplayer shooter EVE: Valkyrie – one of the most expensive titles on the store – for free.
There is a catch of course, at time of writing the offer is only available for 11 more hours, so there’s no time to save up the cash. But if you’ve been holding off for a good deal this might be worth a look as the deal gives a combined saving of $300.
Got more money to spend, you might want to take a look at Oculus Touch, the motion controllers set to launch next month. These come in at $199.99, and also come supplied with free software including The Unspoken and VR Sports Challenge. But there will be other free titles available including Medium and Dead and Buried.
Buying the Touch and the bundle will set you back just under $1200, which is a little cheaper than rival HTC Vive and a compatible PC.
It seems as if both manufacturers are gearing up for some VR price wars this Christmas, and that can only be a good thing for growing the industry, attracting more people to VR which ever system they buy.
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