Meta’s Quest 2: The Next Price Drop for VR Headset

Meta has permanently dropped the price of its Quest 2 VR headset to $250 after the launch of the Quest 3, as reported by TechCrunch. The Quest 2 has been on sale for that price since Black Friday, but the new retail price may mean even better deals for the older model. According to a Quest Blog update, Meta stated, “We knew we could do even more to make VR more affordable and bring even more people into the community… that’s why we’re permanently lowering prices on Quest 2 and its accessories, effective January 1.” The 128GB Quest 2 is now $250, while the 256GB model is $300. Meta has also reduced the prices for refurbished units to $230 and $270, respectively, with similar pricing available on Amazon. Additionally, Quest 2 accessories are now being sold at lower prices, with the Elite Strap with battery dropping from $120 to $90. The regular Elite Strap is now $50, the carrying case has dropped to $45, the Active Pack is now $60, and the Quest 2 Fit Pack falls from $50 to $40. The Quest 2, which became popular due to its $300 launch price, saw a decrease in interest when Meta increased the price to $400 in mid-2022. The $500 Quest 3 offers improved screens and lenses, a more compact design, faster performance, mixed reality cameras, and more. However, with a wide variety of VR titles available, such as Resident Evil 4, the new Roblox game, and the popular Beat Saber, the Quest 2 remains a great option for those interested in VR, especially now at a lower price. It is possible that the price may drop even further through sales in the coming year. This article contains affiliate links; if you click on such a link and make a purchase, we may earn a commission.