It’s an exciting yet at the same time disappointing time to be an enthusiastic video gaming fan. With a wave of new devices rolling in, gamers of all kinds have had new gadgets to look forward to, but like most of them, the Oculus Quest 2 likely won’t be sitting under the Christmas tree this holiday season.
The Oculus Quest 2 released last October but instantaneously began to sell out off retailers. Similar to the PlayStation scalpers, many Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets were secured via bots in order to be resold at extremely higher prices, leaving players hoping to obtain the affordable headsets at a loss.
Now, the stock of available Oculus Quest 2 at the standard price of $299 for the 64GB variant or $399 for the 256GB version are sold out until the end of this year. Whether fans look at sellers or directly from the Oculus website, the devices are out of stock and not foreseen to be returning until the end of 2020, with delivery dates coming in during January 2021 at the earliest.
For those who were expecting until the last minute to secure an order, resellers and scalpers are currently the only options, and fans will likely end up spending a significant amount more on the headset instead of waiting for stock to return at normal prices.
Sadly, this appears to be the reality of the situation across the world for gamers shopping for new gadgets this Christmas season. The Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles have been sold out due to overwhelming demand, and there is not a sufficient supply of Nvidia 30 graphics cards available to satiate everyone, especially with scalpers grabbing as many units as they can. Many players will likely have to hold on until 2021 before they can upgrade to the latest and newest gaming devices.
While the wait is frustrating, it is a good indication that the Oculus Quest 2 is growing in interest in VR in its entirety. While the Oculus Quest 2 is one of a kind in that it gives for a wireless VR experience, it can also be plugged into gaming PCs, allowing fans to enjoy more technologically stressful titles such as Medal of Honor Above and Beyond and Half-Life Alyx.