It’s finally Black Friday and if you haven’t already spent your entire month’s wages on deals running all week then now might be the time to dive in. While you might already be bored with the annual sales extravaganza, for those interested in getting into virtual reality (VR) now is about the best time to indulge. And to help you out VRFocus has scoured the web for the best deals on all the latest hardware.
Just like last year, Black Friday is the best day to buy an Oculus Rift headset. It’s been £399 GBP/$399 USD all year, but for this weekend only its £349/$349. This price is the same wherever you go, whether it’s Oculus.com, Amazon, GAME, John Lewis, or OverclockersUK.
For those bargain hunters after a little more don’t forget that GAME offers reward card points to be used on other purchases, and for US customers there’s the Oculus Referral Programme, where new customers can receive a further 10% discount via a current owner invite.
Additionally, in terms of software, there’s the Black Friday Premium Pack which is valid today only. It comes with Lone Echo, Onward, SUPERHOT VR, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine, GORN and Eleven: Table Tennis VR.
If your after a headset that’s a little more mobile then Oculus Go is a great way to indulge in VR. Normally £199/$199 for the 32GB version and £249/$249 for the 64GB version, the former is £179/$179 and the latter is £229/$229 via Oculus Store.
Once again, US customers can make use of the Oculus Referral Programme to bag themselves an additional discount.
Samsung Gear VR
And let’s not forget about the original mobile head-mounted display (HMD), Samsung Gear VR. There aren’t really many deals going but you can pick up the new version of the headset with the controller from Amazon for £89.90. If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge/Edge+ then UK retailer Jessops has some of the older white models for a bargain £19.98.
HTC Vive isn’t running any discounts off of the standard headset, but for those looking to upgrade or just after the improved version, the HTC Vive Pro does have some money off.
For the Black Friday weekend save £200 on the HTC Vive Pro Full Kit, now £1,099 or save £100 on just the Vive Pro Headset, now £699 from the HTC Vive website.
And head on over to Viveport where Subscription bundles see 25% savings on 6-month plans and 50% savings on 12-month plans, and any purchase of a Subscription bundle will also come with a free Fallout 4 VR Steam code.
Don’t worry though as there are still offers to be had. The best is currently at Currys/PC World with the PlayStation VR Starter Pack & Astro Bot Rescue Mission Bundle retailing for £169.99. John Lewis and Amazon have the PlayStation VR Starter Pack with PlayStation Camera and VR Worlds videogame £169.95.
Going up in price, Argos, GAME and AO.com, have the PlayStation VR Starter kit for £179.99, while Very and Smyths Toys have the PlayStation VR Starter Pack & Astro Bot Rescue Mission Bundle for £179.99.