The Oculus Quest 2 has been a runaway hit, surpassing the original Quest in quality, value, and clearly in its appeal to gamers and VR fans.
It may well be the last ever Oculus headset in the wake of owner Facebook’s big re-brand to Meta, but don’t hold that against the Quest 2.
The only downside for potential Quest 2 buyers is that the headset is so popular, and such good value already, that it’s very rarely on sale. Luckily that has changed for Black Friday – and while you won’t save money on the headset itself this year, you will get £50/$50 back in store coupons to spend on games, accessories, or other tech that’s on sale.
How much does the Oculus Quest 2 cost?
- 128GB – £299/$299
- 256GB – £399/$399
The Oculus Quest 2 starts at £299/$299 for the 128GB model. This makes it £100/$100 lower than the starting price of the original Quest, which only included 64GB storage – as did the Quest 2 initially, but the 64GB model has since been phased out for a 128GB version at the same price.
Meanwhile the larger capacity 256GB model is also a major upgrade from the 128GB maximum on the original Quest, which cost £499/$499 – meaning you now get more storage at a lower price for both tiers of the headset. Nice.
Best Oculus Quest 2 discounts and deals
The Quest 2 is now back in stock and better value than ever thanks to the doubled storage for the entry-level headset.
It’s not often on offer, but right now there’s a great Black Friday discount on both sides of the Pond: if you buy any Quest 2 headset, you’ll get a £50/$50 coupon or store credit back if you buy the headset by the end of Cyber Monday (the exact end date/time does vary a bit by retailer though).
The offer applies at the official Oculus store in both the US and UK, along with retailers including Best Buy, Amazon (with the code OCULUS50), Newegg, Costco, and Target in the US, or Currys, Amazon, and John Lewis in the UK.
The offer applies to both the 128GB and 256GB models of the headset, and bear in mind that your £50/$50 coupon will be given in store credit for wherever you buy the headset, so choose your store wisely. If you buy from Oculus itself, that’ll mean you get credit to buy games with.
If you want to be really smart, you can use that £50/$50 towards other tech or games in the sale. Check out our round-up of the best Black Friday deals to make sure you spend wisely though.
Where to buy the Oculus Quest 2
You can buy the Quest 2 directly from Oculus or any of the retailers listed below:
- Game – Free standard delivery
- Argos on eBay – Click and Collect available
- Argos – Standard same-day delivery available for £3.95
- Currys PC World – Free standard delivery in 4-5 days
- John Lewis – Free standard delivery
- Very – Free Click and Collect or £3.99 for standard delivery
Why was the Quest 2 removed from sale?
The Quest 2 was removed from sale worldwide temporarily in July 2021 as part of a voluntary recall by Oculus and its owner Facebook, but is now back in stock.
The problem stemmed from concerns about a rare skin irritation problem caused by the headset’s foam padding. Existing Quest 2 owners are eligible to request a free silicone cover to sit on top of the foam, and the pause in headset sales gave the company time to add the cover into all of the retail packaging going forward.
Curiously, this wasn’t the first time that the foam was an issue. The Quest 2 was briefly removed from sale on Amazon across Europe earlier in 2021 over the same issue.
At that time only Amazon stopped selling the headset – while other retailers including Oculus.com carried on selling it – and when it eventually returned on sale Oculus said that the headsets are now manufactured with a new foam that does not cause any irritation. Presumably this foam fix wasn’t enough, since it’s now opted to include the silicone covers instead.
Is the Oculus Quest 2 better than the Quest?
The simple answer is yes, but see our review to find out why.
The Quest 2 is 10% lighter, more comfortable, and offers an improved display with over 50% more pixels than the original Quest. This translates to a bright, detailed experience with nearly 2K resolution per eye.
The refresh rate also gets a boost to 90Hz from 60Hz, along with controllers that last four times longer than the batteries on the original.
More importantly, Oculus has simplified the IPD (or Interpupillary Distance) adjustment. The IPD measures the distance between your pupils to calculate a 3D effect that’s believable. Users can now quickly choose the setting that works best out of three options.
Of course, if you’re looking at how to buy the Quest 2, you probably know most of this, but see our handy round-up of all Oculus Quest 2 deets and news and the best Quest accessories if you want to know even more. For more future-facing tech, take a look at the latest Oculus Quest 2 Pro news. We’ve also got the top Oculus Quest 2 tips and tricks for those wanting to get the most out of their headset.