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Meta Quest Pro gets a price cut

The Quest Pro. (Source: Meta)
The Quest Pro. (Source: Meta)
At US$1,499.99, the Quest Pro started as one of the more expensive virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market. However, that price has received a "new regular price", as has that of its Quest 2 sibling in certain configurations. The discount is touted to drive Meta-brand VR adoption among consumers, possibly ahead of its headsets' reportedly upcoming upgrades.

Meta's current flagship hardware product, the Quest Pro, has been issued with an apparently permanent haircut that brings it down to, for example, US$999.99 in the United States, whereas VR enthusiasts would have paid US$1,499.99 for the OEM's most premium headset prior to this announcement.

The new discounts are backed to "get more people into VR", according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new Instagram post on the subject. They also apply to the Quest 2 - albeit only to the version of the headset with 256GB of onboard storage.

Therefore, that SKU is now US$429, a new deal that negates its mid-2022 price hike. Oddly, that of the 128GB base model of the same headset remains in place, leaving its price at US$399.99. The value of paying an extra US$30, rather than ~US$100 more as before, on a storage upgrade is still down to the individual buyer.

The new prices are to be found on, or via third-party vendors such as Amazon, from now. Then again, it will be interesting to see how their sudden changes affect the cost of next-gen Quest headsets whenever they hit the market.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-03- 6 (Update: 2023-03- 6)