Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday 2021: the offers we’re anticipating on the VR headset this yr
An Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal will be high on the wish list of those looking to immerse themselves in virtual reality games this year. Since the Oculus Quest 2 received rave reviews, initially just before its release and in the early days of the pandemic, there were storage shortages. But the headset from Facebook is in good stock again – and is now even supplied with a storage upgrade from 64 GB to 128 GB at an entry-level price.
This means that in the run-up to Black Friday 2021, you have to watch out for two, possibly three Oculus Quest 2 headsets. There is the 256 GB top version, the new 128 GB entry version and all remaining stockists can have the 64 GB edition. And although it has been discontinued, if you’re just interested in PC VR, you can still find one or the other offer on the discontinued Oculus Rift S.
Black Friday deals officially begin the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, November 26th, 2021. With most electronics retailers offering their wares at low prices, this is the best time to look for a new virtual reality headset -Look for adventure.
Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday Deals: FAQ
When will the best Oculus Quest Black Friday deals start in 2021?
Black Friday falls on November 26th this year and, as is always the case, you can expect plenty of offers to pop up before the big official kick-off day. Retailers tend to reserve their best deals for Black Friday themselves, and we expect deep discounts to land on Oculus Quest 2 headsets especially on November 26th.
Now, with retailers looking to outbid each other, it can feel like a year-round Black Friday sale. Some have been known to start early bird sales as early as mid-October, with the ongoing pandemic causing sales to start even earlier last year as retailers sought to recapture lost revenue from a troubled year.
Those prices stayed low for many products well into December, but even with improved inventory levels, larger ticket items like Oculus Quest tend to be the fastest selling items.
However, it might be unwise to make too many comparisons with last year. According to data from Adobe Analytics, the spread of Covid-19 has caused more people than ever to switch to online shopping, with a huge 50% increase in 2020 compared to 2019. Physical stores have closed, delivery times have become extended and the inventory sold out (due to persistent manufacturing difficulties) occurred regularly. The world is in slightly better shape this year, production has improved and supply chains have stabilized. With word of mouth increasing for the excitement about VR, we hope that Oculus Facebook owners are well prepared for the demand this year.
Where will the best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals be?
You won’t miss a single Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal here on TechRadar, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for the early bird deals ahead of the Main Event too. Some retailers are more likely than others to drop these early deals – and these are the best places to check out ahead of Black Friday 2021.
Top retailer in the USA
Oculus: the home of the Oculus headsets
Amazon: the next best place to pick up an Oculus device
Best buy: A great shop for Oculus headsets and accessories
Walmart: Food and Oculus gear side by side
Top British retailers
Oculus: the international Oculus destination
Amazon: Oculus headsets plus free shipping for Prime subscribers
Argos: a great place for Oculus bundles
Curries: Headsets and accessories in stock
John Lewis: Extended warranty on electrical items
Today’s best deals on Oculus Quest 2
Thanks to the recent release of the entry-level 128GB version of the Oculus Quest 2, supplies for the VR headset are well stocked, making it pretty easy to pick up the headset now – though the latest revision is unlikely to be priced anytime soon.
Still, it’s a good time to buy the Quest 2 – you can enjoy games like Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, which are exclusive to the all-in-one headset, as well as a growing library of favorites like Superhot VR and To strike a saber. You can also connect your headset to your PC through Oculus Link to access games you may have on Steam or other platforms (this is how it works, according to Oculus itself).
You can now order an Oculus Quest 2 here.
There are a few downsides to this comfortable headset: you need a Facebook account to use it, and VR isn’t necessarily for every headset.
However, if you check out our list of the best VR games, you will find that there is no better time to go to an Oculus Quest 2.
Oculus Rift S
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If the supply of the Oculus Quest 2 runs out, it’s worth buying an Oculus Rift S instead, which is available for the same price as the Oculus Quest 2 (256 GB). Note, however, that the headset has already been discontinued, so you either pick up used devices or have the remaining out-of-sale dealers. Games like Star Wars: Tales From Galaxy’s Edge already skip it.
It’s also worth noting that the Rift S is a PC-powered VR gaming headset and you’ll need at least a mid-tier PC for the headset to work properly.