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Consumer Oculus Rift Prices Could Actually Be Affordable

by Damian Seeto

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When Oculus Rift was first announced, most people were skeptical of the price. It appears the consumer version won’t be as expensive as initially thought.

Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell spoke with Eurogamer recently. Mitchell said he plans to make the consumer version of Oculus Rift “in that $200-$400 price range”. He went on to say that they plan to make it “as cheap as possible” for consumers. Their goal is to make the device affordable so everyone and enjoy VR gaming.

The price of Oculus Rift depends ultimately on what’s best for consumers and also the company too. He said this depends on “scale, pre-orders, the components we end up using, business negotiations” and so forth. If the device stays in the $200 – $400 range, it could actually be somewhat affordable. I’m sure Sony will be looking at the price for the device too. Sony is set to release Project Morpheus which is similar to a lot of ways to Oculus Rift.

VR fans better pray Oculus Rift does not go over the $400 price mark. If it does, people are just probably going to blame Facebook for that. If it can keep under $400, then it shouldn’t be too bad.

What do you think is a fair price for the Oculus Rift?

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