Oculus Quest (reviewed here) has become so popular that it’s now out of stock at Amazon — see here $399 (64GB) or $499 (128GB)! But here’s where you can still find it at MSRP — yes, even the hard to find 64GB version!
Oculus Quest is a standalone 6DOF VR headset with 6DOF controllers. It has received universal acclaim from reviewers and users alike for its ease of use, convenience, and above all, the quality of its VR experience which is unprecedented for mobile VR headsets. Sure, it’s not as good as the Rift S, but some of the apps are surprisingly similar to their desktop VR counterparts, which is a tremendous technical achievement considering that desktop VR requires powerful VR-ready PCs, while the Quest is powered by a mobile processor.
Anecdotally, it appears that Oculus Quest is a success, not just with the VR crowd, but more critically, to those who have never had a VR system before. Quest owners are excitedly talking about how their friends and coworkers were amazed and several decided to buy it. I myself demo’d it to my coworkers as well, and without exception, they were all shocked and amazed.
The latest evidence of the Oculus Quest’s success is the fact that it is now sold out at Amazon. (I bet the retailers who decided not to carry it are now kicking themselves… I’m looking at you, Target and B&H Photo!)
I used to laugh at scalpers selling the Quest on eBay for stratospheric prices. Sadly, it seems some people bought at the inflated prices. But before paying an exorbitant premium, you can still buy it at MSRP at these stores for now (these are NOT affiliate links BTW):
1. Oculus.com: sometimes people miss the most obvious place to get it — straight from Oculus. At this time, both 64GB and 128GB are available online.
2. Gamestop: most people don’t know that Gamestop is selling the Oculus Quest! There’s a good chance you’ll find them at your local store, or buy it online. At this time, they have both the 64GB and 128GB.
3. Walmart: Oculus Quest is also available at Walmart. As of this time, the 64GB version is out of stock, but they still have the 128GB. UPDATE: currently out of stock
4. Best Buy: check stores and online.
It’s hard to find the 64GB in stock at stores, but they seem to have it in stock online. Update: 128GB available online.