April 13, 2024

Meta at this time introduced it’s decreasing the worth of the 256GB model of Quest 2 in addition to its more moderen enthusiast-grade standalone, Meta Quest Professional.

Meta initially launched a 64GB and 256GB variants of Quest 2 in late 2020 for $300 and $400 respectively. A 128GB model was launched in 2021, which changed the 64GB model. To stave off rising prices, the corporate introduced in July 2022 that it was elevating the worth of Quest 2 128GB and 256GB variants to $400 and $500 respectively.

Beginning March fifth, Meta is now once more restructuring its Quest 2 pricing by bringing the 256GB Meta Quest 2 from its present value of $500 to $430. Notably, the 128GB model of Quest 2 is staying on the similar $400 value level.

Quest 2 (left), Quest Professional (proper) | Photograph by Street to VR

Meta Quest Professional can also be seeing a value discount on March fifth, bringing it from its $1,500 launch value to $1,000.

Meta says in a blogpost that pricing adjustments to Meta Quest 2 (256GB) may also replace throughout Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.

Quest Professional’s value will take impact US and Canada on March fifth, and March fifteenth in all the different nations talked about above.

The information of the Quest 2 and Quest Professional value change comes days after a report dropped from The Verge citing an inside memo on the corporate’s future roadmap.

Meta is alleged to have a number of headsets slated to launch within the coming years, together with a Quest 3 priced barely above the present mannequin, set for launch in 2023, and a less expensive headset focused at customers in 2024, codenamed ‘Ventura’.

A Quest Professional successor can also be deliberate, however might come “method out sooner or later” after Ventura is launched in 2024, the report maintained. In the meantime, the corporate has offered 20 million Quest 2 headsets, nevertheless consumer retention has been a battle.

Supplied the report is true, it appears the corporate is shaking up its pricing tiers to higher entice Quest 2-owning fans into Quest Professional earlier than it drops the extra highly effective Quest 3 later this yr. Making the Quest 2 extra accessible now may also make the “barely costlier” Quest 3 seem extra engaging to customers seeking to improve then, and never now to the Quest Professional.

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