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Rift Price Extrapolation - $499

Tim74UK
Level 4
O.k. so we all heard the news that Palmer let slip that the rift is going to be more than the expected $350.

But I have extrapolated the actual pricing.

A few months ago back in May, Brendan Iribe was interviewed and the subject of pricing came up... something that has been a key issue over the last couple of years...

Given that Oculus themselves have stated on a number of occasions that the rift would sell at as close to cost price as possible.... which has been community accepted to mean around $350 given the price of the previous development kits.

What Brendan said to everyone's surprise was: -

“We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the Rift … at most you should be in that $1,500 range,” - Brendan Iribe (May 2015)
There was much confusion over why one should position the cost of something as high as possible given that it's obvious to most that the rift requires a PC to function.... that it is in effect a PC peripheral.

Much debate ensued and it was gradually accepted that they were attempting to tempt those people who hadn't a clue about PC gaming... which at that time didn't make much sense... and to be honest still doesn't... to me at least.

Then at the Oculus Connect 2 event Brendan announces...

Hardware partners Asus, Dell, and Alienware will all ship Oculus Rift-ready desktop PCs next year for under $1,000, in time for the Oculus Rift launch in Q1
Asus have already given there offering some serious grunt with the http://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/ROG-G20CB/ and the https://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/G11CD/

so $1000 dollars for the Gaming PC minus the $1500 for the whole package including the Rift... means that the Rift will be $500....

So the Rift will be $499......
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benplace
Level 8
I think back in May they were thinking an Oculus ready PC would be around $1,100. Palmer said it would be more than $349, but in that ballpark.
I am thinking $399

Tim74UK
Level 4
"benplace" wrote:
I think back in May they were thinking an Oculus ready PC would be around $1,100. Palmer said it would be more than $349, but in that ballpark.
I am thinking $399


We need a sweep stake..... 😄

The house get's 10% of the winnings :twisted:

:lol:
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Hiro_Protag0nist
Level 13
Postby andyring » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:40 pm

Definitely $400 in my opinion.

I'd be shocked if it goes for less. But happy




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Roaster
Level 8
$425
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tamonte
Level 2
500$ is too high specially cause it doesn't have the Touch included, no more than 400$ imo.

When touch is out the bundle will be 500-550$

Touch alone 150-200$

and since im at it...

Vive will be 599$ 😉

HiThere_
Level 9
Current announcement stands at 350$-400$ for CV1, 949$-999$ for the PC, and nothing announced for Touch except that it was too expensive to bundle with the CV1.

So without Touch that's a 1299$-1399$ price range for those planning to buy a new PC.

And for an upgrade it's around 300$ for a GTX 970 (230$ for a R9 290), and as little as ~250$ for a i5 4590 and it's motherboard : Around 500$ for both.

Also I'm assuming you can get away with less then a i5 4590, but will want to have the best GPU you can afford. But that's just a personal assumption.

jyoun
Level 3
The $1k oculus ready PCs don't include a monitor and other essentials, do they, or are they so ready every is accomplished through the Rift? If not you might want to take those into account.

ejz6837
Level 3
Well $399 plus tax is close to $500. If you order online it will be over $500 when you add shipping. In the UK $500 is about £330...which doesn't sound that bad...if you already have the PC...which you do, right 😉

VizionVR
Level 8
Palmer weighed in a little bit on Reddit about this:

"In the interest of stamping out confusion: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/oculus-ready-pcs/
Starts at $949 next year. Prices could still come down a bit, and you can already build your own PC for quite a bit less than that, but don't expect to buy a prebuilt PC for $700!"
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