Why is Oculus Rift Priced at $600? Mark Zuckerberg Explains

By   /   Jan 8, 2016
Concern Over Oculus Rift Policy

Oculus Rift was made available for pre-orders a couple of days ago for $600. The price was a couple of hundred dollars higher than previously believed, thanks to some deliberate misguidance by Oculus CEO.

Still, the price and the confusion caused by the CEO didn’t stop fans to rush to the store to pre-order a unit. Within 14 minutes, first stock of Oculus Rift managed to sell out.

However, many are criticizing Rift’s pricing and think it is a little over priced, when we consider the all in cost to reach around $1700-$2000 depending on the specs you choose for your PC. Players are required to use at least a GTX 970 with an i5 with 8GB+ RAM, and those are just the minimum specs.

So of course, Rift and VR Ready PC will cost a lot of money. You have to ask why Oculus Rift is priced more than expected? Would it have been better around $400? Mark Zuckerberg has the answer for us.

According to Zuckerberg, Oculus Rift is expensive due to better hardware, more polished product and a controller in the box.

He further spoke about the product and how big 2016 is for the company in a post on Facebook.

2016 is a big year for launching the future technology we’ve been building. We believe virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform that will change the way we all connect and communicate. Oculus provides the best virtual reality experience in the world

Do you think Oculus Rift is rightly priced? Let us know of your opinion in the comments below.

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