In recent years, the metaverse has frequently attracted attention, and the VR industry is showing signs of growth in the future.
Many of you may have already experienced VR or are thinking about purchasing a VR headset.
When it comes to VR headsets, the " Meta Quest 2," a stand-alone VR headset that supports 6DoF (head and neck rotation and tilt, back and forth, and up and down), is a name that comes to mind.
However, Meta, an American company, has announced that it will raise the price of "Meta Quest 2" starting Monday, August 1, 2022.
Price increase on August 1! Buy while you can!
The "Meta Quest 2" has been available at a relatively affordable price, but the price has been raised to reflect the priority given to the experience of the stand-alone VR headset.
The revised prices in Japan are as follows
- Meta Quest 2 128GB model: 37,180 yen (until 7/31) → 59,400 yen ( from 8/1)
- Meta Quest 2 256GB model 49,280 yen (until 7/31) → 74,400 yen (from 8/1)
The reasons for the price revision include " increased manufacturing and shipping costs " and " research and development costs," so it appears that the price revision is not due to the weak yen in Japan alone.
However, a price increase of more than 20,000 yen is still a hardship, to be honest.
The price of accessories for Meta Quest 2 will also be revised.
Fortunately, the price increase is scheduled to start on August 1, 2022 (Monday ), so I was already considering buying one, thinking "I'll spend my summer vacation with Meta Quest 2! If you have already been thinking about purchasing the game, you should do so in July.
Beat Saber for free!
There is also good news for those who purchase a new copy of Meta Quest 2 between Monday, August 1, 2022 and Saturday, December 31, 2022!
If you activate your device by Tuesday, January 31, 2023, using an account that has never activated "Beat Saber", you can download the popular VR music game " Beat Saber " for free for 14 days from that date!
Beat Saber" will be available for 2,990 yen (tax included), so those who have already made up their minds to buy it should probably buy "Meta Quest 2" in July....
For details on the price increase of Meta Quest 2, please check the official website.