Oculus Quest 2 Comes To South Korea Retail Shops
According to the Korea Herald, Oculus Quest 2 will hit South Korean retailers tomorrow via SK Telecom, the country’s largest wireless operator. It is already available online on Facebook.
SK Telecom has more than 14,000 retail stores in the country. We don’t yet know how many Quest 2 will have in stock or if demos will be available. South Korea is still battling a third wave of COVID-19.
Quest 2 was the second Oculus headset to officially come to Korea. In late 2019, SK Telecom partnered with Facebook to sell the now-retired Oculus Go low-cost media headset as hardware for SK’s Jump VR services.
Back in 2016, Oculus submitted the original PC-based Rift to Korean regulators, but it was apparently either canceled by Facebook or rejected by officials. Rift S didn’t come to Korea, and neither did Quest 1.
SK Telecom plans to expand its VR content offering with several Quest 2 games featuring characters from popular Korean companies such as Kakao Friends & Nexon. There are also plans to launch a VR English learning tool with speech recognition and expand the Jump VR service.
The price corresponds to the purchase on Facebook: 414,000 ((approx. 370 USD).