The Oculus Quest 2 is the best bang for your buck; you get the best hardware for a price tag of $299. You also get an easy to use product where you just have to strap it and you are good to go. This attractive price tag and other factors have made it the most popular headset on Steam and one of the best headsets in the market too.
Considering the popularity and the price tag, there is a high probability that Facebook might be incurring losses on the Oculus Quest 2.
The Quest’s 2 price really attracts many buyers. The price not only makes the VR affordable but allows many people to get into the VR world, and that too with a quality product. The product has pretty good sales too.
Unfortunately, this price tag seems too good to be true when none of the competitor’s products isn’t even near this price. The top-notch hardware offered in this price tag is 6GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 CPU, 64GB of storage, 1832×1920 per eye display, and a pair of controllers.
The extra accessories like Quest 2 Elite Strap and the Oculus Link are essential for PC gamers, and yeah they are expensive but taking into consideration the materials Quest 2 has, the price doesn’t add up . The Quest 2 is too cheap, but there might be one reason behind this move, Facebook requires your personal data.
Apparently, the reason behind an attractive price is simple. The Oculus Quest 2 requires you to connect your Facebook account to use it, and Facebook does have its unclear data collection policies. We don’t know how much Facebook values your data.
Oculus now is offering another version of Quest 2 which doesn’t require you to connect your Facebook account to use it. This might get you excited but hold your horses as this version will cost you $799 which is a staggering $500 more than the consumer version with Facebook services attached. There is an annual fee of $180 that consumers will pay a year after purchase. So if you don’t want to compromise on your privacy, here is your chance to own a Quest 2!
Via PC Gamer