The Meta Quest 2 (or Oculus Quest 2 as it was previously known) is rarely discounted - and has actually just gone up in price by $100 / £100 - so we're always on the lookout for deals on the popular VR headset. Following the recent price hike, it's unlikely we'll see any discounts for some time - but our best bet for a saving is during this year's Black Friday deals. Until then, you can also keep up to date with all the latest offers right here and we'll bring them to you as soon as we spot them.
Why do we think your best chance for Meta Quest 2 deal is during the major end-of-year sales event? Well, last Black Friday, retailers offered a $50 / £50 voucher along with the VR headset. If something similar comes back in 2022 it'll help take the sting off that price jump a little. Until the end of the year, too, you get a copy of Beat Saber when you buy the Meta Quest 2 - but that barely makes up for the new higher price.
So, the hunt for any discount is tough but do read through our Meta Quest 2 review to see exactly why we think it's the best VR headset you can buy today. If nothing has tempted you to make a purchase right now, do check back in regularly for all the latest Meta Quest 2 deals.
You can also browse even more cheap VR headset deals if you'd prefer a more budget option. There's also the release of the PSVR 2 in early 2023 so we'll have an eye on the best PSVR deals for the console owners out there.
Meta Quest 2 deals
The standard price of the Meta Quest 2 is $399.99/£399.99 for the 128GB version. You can also choose to increase the available storage in the VR headset up to 256GB and this model will set you back $499.99/£499.99. Both now come with a copy of Beat Saber.
In our view, the cheaper one is the sensible choice for most as that's enough space for between 30-40 games at a time. No matter which one you want, we monitor the price for both Meta Quest 2 headsets to ensure you always get the best deal. Here's where it's available for the cheapest price today.
Meta Quest 2 accessory deals
There's a decent selection of Meta Quest 2 accessories are available to buy. Some of the official options include a Carrying Case to store and transport the headset, an Elite Strap that provides a more comfortable and secure experience, and Meta Headset Link Cable that allows you to play older Rift VR games on the Quest 2 through your gaming PC.
We've also included some popular Meta Quest 2 accessories that have been made in collaboration with other manufacturers.
Why did the Meta Quest 2 price increase?
At the end of July this year, Meta announced that the price of the Meta Quest 2 would go up by $100 / £100. A substaintaial increase that saw the VR headset jump up to $399 / £399 for the 128GB version and $499 / £499 for the 256GB version.
Why, though? Well, according to Meta, the this price hike was neccessary to combat increasing operational and development costs. Basically, it's the same excuse we've heard from many other products and services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime to justify price increases.
This is in spite of the fact that around 15 million Meta Quest 2 headsets have been sold since launch and over $1 billion has been spent on apps through the Meta Store.
Are the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S discontinued?
In April 2021, Facebook announced it would no longer manufacture the Oculus Rift S and instead focus on the wireless Quest experience. Six months before that, the company also discontinued the production of the original Oculus Quest. That means the only VR headset in the range available to buy today is the Meta Quest 2.
In the time since production ceased on the Rift S and original Quest, a number of retailers reduced the price of these older devices to clear any remaining inventory. Checking today, neither are in stock brand new so you're only option is to go second-hand for these devices.
However, given that the Meta Quest 2 is the only one with current support - and that the price is around the same as the discontinued devices - we'd strongly encourage you to go with the latest VR headset instead. It'll be kinder on your wallet and give you a better overall VR experience.
What about the 64GB Oculus Quest 2?
When it was originally known as the Oculus Quest 2 there was an option to buy it with 64GB of storage. This version of the VR headset has since been discontinued and now the basic model comes with 128GB of storage as standard. Better still, this larger capacity Meta Quest 2 is exactly the same price as the smaller one. If you see a 64GB Oculus Quest 2 for sale, then, ignore it and make sure you get the 128GB Meta Quest 2 as you get more room for games, applications and files for the money.
Will there be an Meta Quest 3?
Yes, there will be a Meta Quest 3, but current speculation suggests it will not launch until at least 2023.
In between that, another piece of VR hardware has been announced by Meta that's being developed under the name Project Cambria. Rather than the Meta Quest 3, this looks to be a higher-end VR and AR hybrid that's tied in more closely with Facebook's push towards a 'metaverse'. Not necessarily a bit of kit exclusively for gaming, then, but we'll continue to follow any news right here at TechRadar ahead of its upcoming launch.