Whether you’re making your first purchase or just looking for an upgrade, now is the perfect time to pick up a VR headset.
If you’re reading this, then congratulations! You did it, you survived the unbridled chaos that is Thanksgiving Weekend. Whether it be the inevitable stress that comes with large family gatherings or the riot-like anarchy of Black Friday, the last few days of November can often be overwhelming for many. It’s for these reasons that we were blessed with Cyber Monday, a single day in which online providers bestow upon us extra deals on a variety of products we can purchase from the comfort of our couches; no waking up at 1am and waiting online for 6 hours, no dog piles for $ 200 off a 4K TV, no stress what-so-ever.
For those looking to finally dive into VR, upgrade their current setup, or expand their catalog of experiences, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to pick up a headset and a few games. From steep discounts on Oculus PC hardware, to slashed prices on PSVR bundles, here’s your guide to today’s best VR deals:
In terms of hardware discounts, HTC definitely takes the cake with several impressive deals on its lineup of Vive headsets as well as several must-have accessories.
Right now users can pick up the HTC VIVE Pro Starter Kit VR Headset & System for just $ 799 through Walmart. This package includes the Vive Pro headset, two Vive controllers, and two 1.0 lighthouses. Normally starting at a whopping $ 1,099.99, this is an amazing choice for those looking to enjoy the massive selection of titles available via SteamVR and Viveport.
For an even higher quality immersive experience, Walmart is also selling a package that includes the Vive Pro headset, two Vive controllers, two 2.0 lighthouses, and a 6-month subscription to Viveport Infinity for $ 1,099 (normally $ 1,399). HTC’s most recent addition to their Vive lineup, the HTC Vive Cosmos, is also receiving some love with a decent $ 100 discount via Amazon and Walmart. Normally priced at $ 700, this deal includes both the headset as well as two Cosmos motion controllers.
Finally, Walmart is offering a package that includes the Vive Wireless adapter as well as a two-month subscription to Vive port Infinity for $ 250 ($ 50 off).
For those looking for a high-end PC VR experience, Amazon is currently selling the Oculus Rift S headset for $ 350–that’s $ 50 off its normal retail price. Stock is limited, however, so you’ll definitely want to hop on this deal quick.
This year, Oculus decided to skip any discounts on its lineup of VR hardware, including both its standalone Oculus Quest and PC VR Oculus Rift S headsets, in favor of a variety of bundles on some of its most popular titles–some of which are hit or miss.
In one of the best deals of the holiday season, those who purchase an Oculus Quest anytime between now and January 31st will receive the entire Vader Immortal VR trilogy for free. Between the epic three-part story and the endless fun to be had in the Lightsaber Dojo, this is the perfect entry point for those looking to make the leap into VR.
For those who already own an Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift/Rift S, the company is offering a series of discounted bundles that include some of the platforms’ most popular titles. The savings are minimal, but these essential bundles are still a great choice for those looking to beef up their catalog before the families in town for Christmas:
Rift Grand Essentials – $ 59.99 (50% off)
- The Climb
- Job Simulator
- Seeking Dawn
Action Essentials – $ 89.99 (18% off)
- SUPERHOT VR
- Sairento VR: Untethered
- Creed: Rise to Glory
- Drunkn Bar Fight
- Ninja Legends
Arcade Essentials – $ 64.97 (23% off)
- Space Pirate Trainer
- Fruit Ninja
- Acron: Attack of the Squirrels
- Pinball FX2 VR
Multiplayer Essentials – $ 99 (25% off)
- Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
- Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition
- Dance Central
- Sports Scramble
- OrbusVR: Reborn
Oculus Originals – $ 94.99 (20% off)
- Robo Recall: Unplugged
- Shadow Point
- Dead and Buried II
- Face Your Fears 2
- Journey of the Gods
Fitness Essentials – $ 89.99 (18% off)
- Dance Central
- Creed: Rise to Glory
- Knockout League
Leading the way for console VR, Sony is offering a slew of discounted bundles for its Playstation VR platform. Over on Amazon, users can pick up a PSVR headset, two PS Move controllers, the camera, and both Blood & Truth and Everybody’s Golf for $ 249.99 ($ 100 in savings).
Over at Walmart, you can snag a Playstation VR Worlds bundle for $ 359.99 (normally $ 443.79). This comes complete with a PSVR headset, dual Move controllers, the camera, and a copy of PSVR Worlds.
In terms of games, Sony is offering a wide variety of discounts on numerous titles.
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