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Crazy to realize that Meta has increased the price of a VR headset that has already had a life cycle of almost 2 years.— Nathie (@NathieVR) July 26, 2022
The news today that the Quest 2 is raising its price $100 MSRP.— CIX (@CixLiv) July 26, 2022
The Quest 2 was being sold $200-300 under cost. Even now with the price raise it's still being sold under manufacturing cost.
The Qualcomm XR2 Reference design is over $600 per unit.
Awesome I love paying more for less— Teen Nick (@teennickoficial) July 26, 2022
they can't innovate, they're violently unpopular with the kids, the FTC has finally wised up to their anti-competitive acquisitions, they've eroded all public trust, and nobody in tech actually believes in their hokey gatekeeper vision for the future— Karl Bode (@KarlBode) July 26, 2022
I love my Quest 2, and in fact own two of them. But I'm quite confident I would not have purchased it as impulsively at $399— Ben Schoon (@NexusBen) July 26, 2022
"Moving the VR industry forward" requires users. Meta is making enough back with the obscene rates it charges game devs to leave the Quest price alone
My theory is that this price point was set as a loss-leader in the hopes of selling more games but everyone is just using their Quest to watch 3D grown-up movies— A¢AB MAPPY (@HarrisFoster) July 26, 2022
In order to continue investing in moving the VR industry forward for the long term, we are adjusting the price of Meta Quest 2 headsets to $399.99 (128GB) and $499.99 (256GB) starting on 8/1/22.— Meta Quest (@MetaQuestVR) July 26, 2022
Meta has likely been subsidizing the hardware cost of the Quest for a long time, and they’re upping their prices by $100 starting August 1st.— Kent Bye VoicesOfVR (@kentbye) July 26, 2022
Certainly not a popular move 2 years into a release.
Their earnings call tomorrow may provide some interesting context on any headwinds. https://t.co/KIVGDDDddK
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