The Meta Quest 2 is Getting a $100 Price Increase

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After almost two years on the market, Meta is officially increasing the price of its Quest 2 VR headset by $100.

Beginning August 1, the 128GB storage configuration for the Meta Quest 2 will cost $399.99 (previously $299), while the 256GB model will now retail for $499.99. Meta also confirmed that starting August 1 until December 31, those that purchase a Quest 2 will receive a free digital copy of Beat Saber.

For the time being, the Meta Quest 2 is still available at its current price at numerous retailers (see it at Amazon / Best Buy).

Meta cites inflation as one of the reasons for the price increase writing, “[T]he costs to make and ship our products have been on the rise,” Meta said in a recent blog post. “By adjusting the price of Quest 2, we can continue to grow our investment in groundbreaking research and new product development that pushes the VR industry to new heights.”

Meta also teased its “ambitious VR hardware roadmap,” mentioning once again that it plans to launch Project Cambria later this year and noting that the company plans to release “new generations of Meta Quest” in the future.

Nevertheless, Meta pointed out that despite the $100 price increase, the Quest 2 “continues to be the most affordable VR headset” on the market. Further touting that highly anticipated titles are coming to Quest 2, such as Ghostbusters VR, Among Us VR, and NFL Pro Era. Important to mention, however, that these titles are also coming to other VR headsets, such as the highly-anticipated PSVR2.

Though Meta does have an advantage being a VR gaming headset that does not require a gaming PC or a console to function, and it does have a few games exclusive to its platform, most notably Resident Evil 4 VR.

Next month, Meta will also begin rolling out a new account system that will finally stop requiring Quest 2 owners to use a Facebook account to use the headset.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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