Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now on sale for $399

Temporary price slash could put it in the sights of new users
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Gaining access to the world of VR just got easier, with the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle receiving a hefty price drop.

It comes just months after the Facebook-owned company permanently slashed $200 off the previous mark for the pair, which meant those in the market for a VR headset could pick up the package for . From today for a limited time, though, the bundle will sit at just .

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The move forms part of Oculus' Summer of Rift event, in which it's set to offer discounts across the board on games and launch a slew of new titles. According to the company, users can also look forward to plenty more announcements between now and its Oculus Connect 4 developer conference this October.

And while the move puts the Oculus in line with PlayStation VR from a price perspective, it's important to note that it's still only operable through the power of a solid gaming PC running things in the background. Also, the price drop will only hit the bundle, not individual prices, meaning the Touch controllers will still be to pick up.

For the six-week duration of the price drop, this would seemingly open the Rift up to a potential new base, though. While the world of high end VR headsets was once a distant dream or serious wallet-burning acquisition away, this temporary price makes the decision between the platform's major players a little more complex.

The question now becomes whether Oculus' main rival, HTC, look to level up the playing field and offer a reduction of their own.

Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now on sale for $399


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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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