Virtual reality didn’t take off quite as quickly as the early hype led many to believe it would, but in recent years, there have been some great developments in the world of VR. From new-and-improved headsets to a recent number of great VR games (the most exciting of which might be Valve’s upcoming Half-Life: Alyx), this technology has become considerably more accessible, and you thankfully no longer need to shell out a small fortune to get a good VR setup. Ongoing Black Friday gaming deals make this prospect even more enticing.
Just a few years ago, there were only a couple big names in the virtual headset market (Oculus and HTC), but a lot has changed recently. Today, numerous brands including HP, Dell, Samsung, and Lenovo have thrown their own hats into the VR ring, and the cost of these headsets has come down dramatically as competition has increased and the hardware has become more polished. This has also prompted the big players like Oculus to release some more budget-friendly alternatives, and Sony even made its own excellent (and affordable) VR headset just for the PlayStation 4.
Best Black Friday VR deals
The plethora of different VR headsets available in 2019 is good news for gamers and deal hunters, as there has never been a better time than now to dip your toes in to the virtual reality realm – and Black Friday sales make today an even sweeter opportunity to jump on the VR train if you haven’t already. If that sounds up your alley, then read on: We’ve gathered up the best Black Friday VR headset deals right here.
Tips for Buying VR headsets on Black Friday
While the increased selection of VR headsets that are available in 2019 is overall a good thing, not all are created equal, so don’t just jump on the one that has the lowest price. First, be sure to read over our virtual reality headset review roundup to see what models we like and to get an idea as to which particular VR headset features are a good fit for your needs and habits.
Also, all the usual warnings about online deal shopping still apply. Don’t assume that a listed sale price actually reflects the real discount you’re getting, as retailers typically use the MSRP rather than the more common street price when advertising their deals. Be sure to shop around and compare offers before handing over your cash – don’t delay too much, though, as the truly good deals go fast. Finally, it’s our strong recommendation that when shopping online at places like Amazon and Walmart, it’s a good idea to stick with deals being offered by the official retailers themselves rather than third-party sellers.
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