Update: This deal will only be running until November 28, previously Pico representatives had told us it would last until November 30. The copy below has been updated to reflect this change.
Retailers and brands are starting to tease their best Black Friday deals and VR headset maker Pico has announced its Pico 4 deals, and if you've been thinking of buying its budget-friendly VR headset then there's never been a better time to pick one up.
Between November 24 and November 28 2022, if you buy a Pico 4 all-in-one VR headset from Amazon (either the 128GB model for £380, or the 256GB model for £450) you will get three free games – RuinsMagus, After the Fall, and Les Mills BodyCombat. If you want a VR headset, the Pico 4 is not one you should sleep on.
Together these games would cost you £76.97, so while the headset isn't discounted this is still a pretty decent saving, making this a deal that you'll want to consider this Black Friday. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best VR deals in your region.)
The best Pico 4 Black Friday deal
Pico 4 VR headset: get it with three free games at Amazon
The Pico 4 is an impressive budget VR headset, and in our four-star review we highlighted its comfortable fit and good specs for its price. While neither the £380 128GB nor £450 256GB Pico 4 model is discounted this Black Friday, if you buy either between November 24 and November 28 you get three free games worth £76.97 collectively (RuinsMagus, After the Fall, and Les Mills BodyCombat). There's never been a better time to pick it up.
For a start, it's a lot comfier as the Pico 4's weight is spread more evenly around your head (unlike the Quest 2 where it's front-heavy), plus it boasts a really good performance thanks to its upgraded specs compared to Meta's budget headset. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chip, 8GB of Ram, a 2160 x 2160 pixel per eye resolution, and full-color passthrough.
However, its software could do with a tune-up, and a few of the best VR games (like Resident Evil 4 VR and Beat Saber) are exclusive to the Quest 2. That being said, the Pico 4 might have a few tricks up its sleeve, as it'll be getting some exclusive games of its own in the not-too-distant future like Just Dance.
As for the free games in this deal, they're a proper mixed bag. After the Fall is a multiplayer action game set in a zombie apocalypse (think Left 4 Dead with lots of snow), RuinsMagus is an anime-inspired adventure where you play as a novice magician, and Les Mills BodyCombat is a VR workout app. There's something for everyone in this bundle it seems.
However, if you are interested in other VR headsets then check out Meta's Quest 2 bundle for Black Friday – it's one of the best Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals we've ever seen – and also be on the lookout for other bargains to appear in the run-up to Black Friday.
Other VR headset deals
More Black Friday deals
- Amazon: get 51% off headphones and laptops
- Adidas: up to 50% off trainers and clothing
- AO: deals on appliances, TVs, laptops and more
- Argos: cheap TVs, headphones and tools
- Boots: half-price fragrances and make-up
- Box: up to £1,000 off TVs, laptops and PCs
- Currys: 40% off TVs, laptops and vacuums
- Dell: up to 45% off laptops and desktops
- Dyson: save £100 on the Dyson Cyclone V10
- EE: get a 200GB data SIM for £23 per month
- Game: PlayStation and Xbox games from £4.99
- John Lewis: up to £400 off TVs and appliances
- Ninja: save up to £90 on air fryers and pans
- Samsung: up to £250 off phones and tablets
- Shark: up to £220 off cordless vacuum cleaners
- Very: offers on TVs, Lego and fashion
- Virgin: broadband deals from £25 per month
- Wayfair: furniture, lighting and mattress deals
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Hamish is a Senior Staff Writer for TechRadar and you’ll see his name appearing on articles across nearly every topic on the site from smart home deals to speaker reviews to graphics card news and everything in between. He uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though his specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.