In recent years, virtual reality has become increasingly popular. With the rise of standalone virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Go, and with the highly anticipated VR game, Half-Life: Alyx slated to launch next year, interest in the technology has now spiked. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday showcase some of the best deals of the year, there are a few reliable deals that remain. These are the best VR deals this holiday season.
When it comes to purchasing a new virtual reality headset, it is essential to do your due diligence and research the headsets before you make a buying decision. Every headset model is vastly different. Some headsets offer higher resolution; others require an additional piece of hardware to run, such as a gaming console or a PC with precise hardware specifications, so don’t be quick to purchase the first great VR deal you find. If you would like to do more research before buying a headset, be sure to check out our virtual reality headset review roundup to see which headsets we love and to get a better idea of your options.
Best virtual reality headset deals
- — $200 ($50 off)
- — $230 ($270 off)
- — $280 ($65 off)
- — $290 ($67 off)
- — $400 ($30 off)
- — $600 ($178 off)
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Just a few years ago, the biggest names in the VR headset market consisted of HTC and Oculus; however, in today’s market, we have numerous head-mount displays across various brands including HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung. Even Sony has thrown its hat in the ring in the form of the PlayStation VR headset. With the increased competition in the VR hardware market, the overall quality of headsets has become more polished, and the increasing number of headset options is excellent news for both gamers and deal hunters.
Typically, some of the best deals are found on third-party retailers, including Amazon and Walmart; however, the biggest names in the market, HTC and Oculus, have special promotions available on their websites. Most notably, both companies are providing drastic price cuts on their newer products, the HTC Vive Cosmos and the Oculus Quest, and in each case they are bundling an additional item alongside the headsets.
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