Oculus Rift Price: What will the glasses cost (in Germany)?

Fans of virtual reality and 3D wondering not only when the Oculus Rift will be released in Germany, but also how high the price will be. Can anyone soon an Oculus Rift afford or remains the technology gadget to Wohlbetuchteren reserved among us? Update: Meanwhile Oculus VR has announced the price and the approximate release.

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Oculus Rift Price: What will the glasses cost (in Germany)?

What exactly is going to cost the Oculus Rift? The developer version was cheaper than one might first assume you. 350 dollars had to pay for such a device, which already includes the basic hardware. As has now been found, however, this was crass massively under the retail version (see update below for more information).

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It's official. Long what it will cost the Oculus Rift has been speculated. was counted on a lot of the actual price will again be a good deal with $ 599 (excluding taxes) or 699 euros (with taxes in Europe or in Germany) to what many have hoped. The entry into the world of VR is therefore, at least initially, anything but favorable. Also postage costs will of course do so, and which are to Germany not too low &# 8211; so a total of 741 euros will be due. Customs duties are, after all, already included. Also, if you consider that it also requires connection to a very powerful PC to play games and Co. really liquid.

Also included is a small remote control, which can be controlled, the user interface of the Rift. In addition, while the tracking system and an (unnecessary?) Xbox One gamepad.Also included is a small remote control, which can be controlled, the user interface of the Rift. In addition, while the tracking system and an (unnecessary?) Xbox One gamepad.

After all, the delivery is quite extensive. Thus one finds in the box:

  • Head-mounted display
  • Tracking sensor
  • Xbox One controller
  • Cable and remote control
  • two games, namely: EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky&# 8217; s Tale
The Oculus Rift can be pre-ordered, also costs a tidy sum of money with 599 US dollars or 699 euros.The Oculus Rift can be pre-ordered, also costs a tidy sum of money with 599 US dollars or 699 euros.

You are allowed to expect the package with the VR-frame and all accessories at some point from March to May 2016. When the device also on Amazon and Co. will emerge &# 8211; and there hopefully cheaper &# 8211; we do not know yet. 

The whole package comes in a fancy case. Whether this justifies the high entry price, however, may be doubted.The whole package comes in a fancy case. Whether this justifies the high entry price, however, may be doubted.

Complaints about pricing policy

The outcry by fans and the press was great when the official price of Rift was announced. Especially the costs involved if you want to pre-order the VR goggles in Europe, have washed up. According Oculus VR, specifically the employee Palmer Luckey, the company in no way makes the glasses but profit, so one would even subsidize the HMD and it would actually cost more than 1,000 US dollars:

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So it is not surprising that there are also various suspicions because of all these ambiguities: from 200 to 350 US dollars everything is under discussion. Probably the glasses are not far cost about $ 400th But a price of 200 dollars, we can not imagine really us and go from to 400-500 dollars.

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Price: more than 350 US dollars

Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, has brought some clarity to the speculation about the price of a few days ago. Unfortunately, however, not necessarily in terms of the end user. In an interview, he was asked if the price of 300-350 US dollars, which was targeted for some time, is still relevant:

Palmer_Luckey_at_SVVR_2014Palmer Luckey

You know, I'm going to be perfectly honest with you. We're Roughly daß ballpark ... but it's going to cost more than that. And the reason for that is did we've added a lot of technology to this thing beyond what existed in the DK1 and DK2 days.

And it's not a matter of 'oh we're selling more, we can make more money!' it's just the reality did When you make this thing you have to decide what tradeoffs you're going to make; are you going to optimize for absolute lowest price possible, even if it's gonna be a lower quality experience? Or do you try to say 'you know what, this is the first consumer VR headset thatwere going to be pushing out to people. We need to put a stake in the ground and say: this is the best possible experience did we were able to make. No Compromises were made in terms of quality '. Get the cost down as much as you can on did experience, but make it so did the Rift is something did everybody wants to use to the best of your ability.

It would really suck if you put something out there and people were like 'ah man ... the Rift is good, but it's not quite there', you know? 'If only it was a little better, if the lenses were a little better, if the resolution was a little better, if the screens had been a little bit better, then it would be great Because You'd you'd say' god , We could have just charged a little more and put a little bit more money into custom hardware and Actually achieve that '.

So, Luckey says that the consumer version in all likelihood will cost a little over $ 350. This is because it has the ambition to offer the user a very good experience &# 8211; with better technology. This has a ultimately on the price. The price is thus likely to go 400-450 dollars more in the direction.

Oculus Rift in Europe even more expensive?

One can assume that the dollar price (excluding tax), once again the Euro price will correspond (with tax), or even exceed it, as we have seen the last time and again with smartphones and other technology gadgets likely. Iribe, the head of Oculus, announced in late May announced that a rift is included to cost-matching and adequate capacity machine about 1500 Dollar: &# 8220;n the $ 1,500 range. "If we assume that a faster PC costs around $ 1,000 then might be a price of 400-500 dollars (and thus probably euros) for the Rift well be true. Luckeys statements underscore this fact even more.

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Meanwhile, there are also numerous competitors for Rift, which are currently also in development, it's not just Sony to name the Project Morpheus, but also HTC and Valve who want to revolutionize the VR market with the HTC Vive: HTC Vive : release Date and Price overview.

Incidentally, even at the official presentation of the consumer version in June 2015 just before the E3, it was learned no new information regarding the price. Conveniently a package of glasses, tracking system, VR controllers and possibly assisted Xbox One controller, however, will not. but we have to wait a bit until we know how much money we need to salt away us. 400 euro will be at least.

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3D for less money with alternatives

Those who can not wait for the Oculus Rift, simply can not raise enough money for it will or already want to get an idea of ​​the trend-setting technology, can already view the very favorable Google Cardboard, because if he has an Android smartphone which is equipped with NFC.

It is a Pappgestell, in which one grabs his smartphone to finally put this on the nose. Easily the carton is not, but the 3D effects are impressive already on this way.

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