Oculus Quest 2’s tiny 64GB base mannequin might quickly be a factor of the previous
The base model of the Oculus Quest 2 could soon double its storage capacity, based on a listing on the French retailer LDLC’s website. The listing suggests that a 128GB model might be on the way, but what is more surprising is that it could completely replace the 64GB base version of the Quest 2.
As reported by RoadToVR, the LDLC list was originally discovered by the French gaming website GamerGen, which asked retailer Top Achat for a comment on Twitter.
According to GamerGen, a Top Achat representative confirmed that the listing was not mistaken: “So I checked, it’s not a bug or a leak. It went online on July 6th at 12:01 am after the NDA ended.
“The 64 GB model is now out of stock, the 128 GB model replaces it.”
Unfortunately, the LDLC list for the updated Oculus Quest 2 model has since been removed. However, evidence of its existence has been stored in the Wayback Machine Internet Archive, where you can view the full store page.
Bigger is better
Proof that the 128GB Oculus Quest 2 model could be a mid-generation refresh to the product lies in the price. On the leaked list, the 128GB Oculus Quest 2 costs € 350 (about $ 410 / £ 300 / AU $ 570). This coincides with the retail price for the 64GB model, suggesting that the 128GB variant could replace it.
Given that LDLC removed the updated list from Oculus Quest 2 relatively quickly, it’s best to take the news of its existence with a pinch of salt. It is possible that the listing title was in error. However, given the growing shortage of 64GB models available online, we wouldn’t be surprised if Oculus prepared a Quest 2 model with expanded storage.
As we saw in the lukewarm reactions to the Switch OLED and the base model of the Steam Deck, 64 GB is simply not enough space for frequent gamers. While the potential existence of a base 128GB Oculus Quest 2 model is undoubtedly good news, we’d still consider the 256GB model for that added security.
We’re reaching out to Oculus for a comment and will let you know if we hear anything.