The Oculus Quest 2 is the latest standalone VR headset from the Facebook-owned company, and it's out now.
The good news? It’s £100 cheaper than its predecessor. Given the success of the original Quest (now discontinued), it's no surprise that it's selling fast.
The bad news? It's selling so well that it isn't often discounted. We didn't see any Black Friday or Cyber Monday 2020 deals on the headset and it wasn't much better for Christmas or Boxing Day either, though we're hoping that 2021 is when we start to see more aggressive offers appear.
For the uninitiated, the Quest 2 is an all-in-one VR headset that works on its own wirelessly, and also connects to a PC, with PC VR apps, using the Oculus Link cable.
With its disruptive pricing, the Quest offers a powerful and versatile headset at a fraction of the cost of competitors, like the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite which punches at £899, and the more expensive Valve Index that costs £919.
Here's where you can buy the Quest 2 right now at the best price.
How much does the Oculus Quest 2 cost?
- 64GB - £299/$299
- 256GB - £399/$399
The Oculus Quest 2 starts at £299/$299 for the 64GB model in the UK. This places it £100 lower than the starting price of the original Quest.
This larger capacity 256GB model is a major upgrade from the 128GB maximum on the original Quest, which cost £499 – meaning you get more storage at a lower price. Nice.
Best Oculus Quest 2 discounts and deals
We saw the Quest 2 discounted slightly in the UK in early November, but that's it - at the time of writing there are no other Quest 2 deals that we're aware of. We'll keep an eye out though, so check back or look at the live pricing above for any price drops.
Where to buy the Oculus Quest 2
You can buy the Quest 2 directly from Oculus or any of the retailers listed below:
- Argos on eBay - Click and Collect available
- Amazon - Free standard delivery but only the 256GB model is available here.
- Argos - Standard same-day delivery available for £3.95
- Currys PC World - free standard delivery in 4-5 days
- Game - Out of Stock
- John Lewis - Free standard delivery
- Very - Out of Stock
Is the Oculus Quest 2 better than the Quest?
The simple answer is yes, but see our review to find out why.
The Quest 2 is 10% lighter, more comfortable, and offers an improved display with over 50% more pixels than the original Quest. This translates to a bright, detailed experience with nearly 2K resolution per eye.
The refresh rate also gets a boost to 90Hz from 60Hz, along with controllers that last four times longer than the batteries on the original.
More importantly, Oculus has simplified the IPD (or Interpupillary Distance) adjustment. The IPD measures the distance between your pupils to calculate a 3D effect that’s believable. Users can now quickly choose the setting that works best out of three options.
Of course, if you’re looking at how to buy the Quest 2, you probably know most of this, but see our handy round-up of all Oculus Quest 2 deets and news and the best Quest accessories if you want to know even more.