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Oculus Go, the standalone VR rival to Rift, is on sale now for $199 / £199

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Oculus Go, the standalone, wire-free virtual reality (VR) headset from the makers of Oculus Rift, is now on sale. 

The announcement came as Facebook's F8 2018 developer conference kicked off today in San Jose, California. 

The Oculus Go is available at Oculus.com (opens in new tab) in 23 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. 

In the US, shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), and NewEgg (opens in new tab), as well as at Best Buy retail stores today.  

Best Buy is also offering in-store demos starting tomorrow, May 2.

Additional global retailers will have the Oculus Go, which doesn't require a PC or inserted smartphone to operate, on sale soon. 

As for how much you'll pay for the chance to jump into VR with no wire, it depends on what Oculus Go storage option you choose. 

The Oculus Go with 32GB of storage costs $199 / £199 / AU$299, while the Oculus Go with 64GB of storage costs $249 / £249 / AU$369.

With over 1,000 apps, games and experiences available at launch, there will be plenty to play when your Oculus Go arrives. 

We've got a full rundown of the best Oculus Go games and apps to help you jump right into the best of standalone VR, too.

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.