TL;DR: As of Sept. 18, Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, accessories, and bundles are available to pre-order at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, and at Oculus.com; the headset itself starts at $299 for 64GB of storage.
Between the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox Series X, and the Playstation 5, 2020 is proving to be a huge year for video game consoles. But if initial reviews are to be believed, you’re going to want to scoot the all-new Oculus Quest 2 to the top of your “must-buy” list. (It’s already scored a Mashable’s Choice Award — deputy tech editor Joseph Volpe calls it “a home run” and “VR finally done right.”)
Announced at the Facebook Connect virtual and augmented reality conference on Sept. 16, the successor to 2019’s Oculus Quest is a standalone wireless headset featuring four headset-mounted cameras, 3D positional audio, a high-res display panel capable of supporting 90Hz refresh rates, and the new Snapdragon XR2 chipset, which is specially designed for VR and AR. It’s remarkably easy to set up and use (although a Facebook login is required — boo), and you can choose from two different configurations: either 64GB or 256GB of storage. (Both models come with 6GB of RAM, which is 2GB more than the first-gen Quest had to offer.)
The Quest 2 isn’t scheduled to come out until Oct. 13, but you can reserve one ahead of time with a preorder from , , , , , or starting at $299 for the 64GB model. That price point makes it an easy sell, especially compared to Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles, so grab one while you still can. (The 256GB model is already sold out on Oculus’ website, FWIW, although a restock is extremely likely.)
Here’s a rundown of the Quest 2 headsets, accessories, and bundles each retailer still has up for grabs: