There will be plenty of eyes on Black Friday VR headset deals this year: thanks to Oculus and all the new PSVR kit promises, virtual reality looks more appealing than ever. And because the November sale is famous for slashing prices on all sorts of tech, you won’t get a better opportunity than this to pick up headphones for less.
Wondering which appliances to choose and what constitutes a good saving? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our expert bargain-hunting team has been working on this for some time, so we’ve pooled our knowledge here on the best way to take advantage of 2022’s Black Friday VR headset deals.
We’re not just talking about TV deals, laptop discounts and Black Friday game deals here on GamesRadar+ either. When the big day rolls around, we’ll also feature the best Black Friday VR headset deals here (not to mention the Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals). Basically, keep an eye on this page in the coming weeks to stay one step ahead.
Black Friday VR Headset Deals – FAQ
When will Black Friday VR headset deals start?
Wondering when the deals will start rolling in? Well, Black Friday traditionally takes place after Thanksgiving and the very last Friday in November – and so does this year. In other words, we expect the Black Friday VR headset deals of 2022 to take place on November 25.
Not that you only have 24 hours to take advantage of these sales. Black Friday starts earlier and ends later each year, and we usually see the savings start from mid-November. They also spend Black Friday weekend itself, when they are rebranded as “Cyber Monday” discounts.
Where will the best Black Friday VR headset deals be?
While we’re listing all the best deals here during Black Friday, we’d recommend checking out the following retailers if you’d rather go your own way. These are generally trusted sources for Black Friday VR headset deals.
– Amazon: great for variety and official bundles (opens in a new tab)
– Best Buy: Good for accessories and may include free gifts (opens in a new tab)
– B&H Photo: Known for offering rare price drops (opens in a new tab)
– Newegg: Save money on renewed models and accessories (opens in a new tab)
-Oculus: Get in early for any official price drop (opens in a new tab)
– Target: Pick up your helmet that day with in-store pickup (opens in a new tab)
– Wal-Mart: Usually stores lots of accessories (opens in a new tab)
– Amazon: usually the best for variety (opens in a new tab)
-Argos: Oculus Go discounts previously offered (opens in a new tab)
– Curries: Ideal for accessory bundles with regular discounts (opens in a new tab)
-John lewis: Two-year warranty included (opens in a new tab)
-Oculus: Go straight to the source for early discounts (opens in a new tab)
– Very: Stock Meta regular and often price matches (opens in a new tab)
Black Friday VR headset deals – what to expect
Black Friday has always been the go-to sale for tech, so does that mean we can expect some great deals on Black Friday VR headsets this year? Well, sort of – it largely depends on what device you’re looking for.
Let’s start with the Oculus Quest 2, or the ‘Meta Quest 2’ as it’s now called. For the most part, it’s never discounted in the traditional sense (in fact, its price recently increased to $399.99/£399.99 from the previous cost of $299.99/£299.99). Instead, it usually offers bonus items like accessories or, as was the case in 2021, a $50/£50 Amazon gift card. We wouldn’t be surprised to see this latest bundle reappear for 2022’s Black Friday VR headset deals.
HTC headsets are another story. Take the superb but very dear HTC Vive Pro 2, for example. We’ve seen plenty of discounts on this premium kit over the past year, and in August 2022 it’s actually dropped to an all time low of $1,068. As such, a discount for Black Friday VR headset deals seems guaranteed. Hopefully it will match that all-time low or better with a triple-digit bid.
Similarly, the cheaper Valve Index saw a drop of a few hundred dollars in November 2021.
Can we expect a discount on the recently announced Meta Quest Pro though? Almost certainly not. While we wouldn’t be surprised to see a modest set of some description (perhaps with a case), a real saving on the device itself seems out of the question. As we mentioned above, Quest headsets don’t tend to see any discounts and the Pro will only have a few weeks when the Black Friday VR headset deals arrive. As such, the chances of a price drop are incredibly slim.
It’s much the same story for the recently unveiled PSVR 2. This headset isn’t expected to land until February 2023, so anyone hoping to get it in time for Christmas will unfortunately have to wait. You can’t even pre-order it yet, so there’s little chance of a discount to the $549.99 / £529 price either.
Basically, you better turn your attention to the likes of Meta Quest 2 or HTC’s Vive lineup as mentioned above. The new HP Reverb G2 is also a good call if you want a premium VR experience for less.
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