Meta Drops Quest Pro’s Price by $500

The Meta Quest Pro currently costs $1,500, but this one attached to its wired charger will soon cost much less.

Meta Quest Pro will cost $500 less starting March 5th.
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Sorry to all those people who It stacked against the big, expensive Meta Quest Pro headset when it launched for $1,500 in October. Just under half a year After the release, Meta decided that Lower the price of the latest VR shows by more than a third.

In a very terse post on his Instagram channel todayMeta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote Friday morning that the company will cut $500 from the price of the $1,500 Meta Quest Pro VR headset. Plus, the company will drop the 256GB Quest 2 headset back to $429, just $30 more than the 128GB version. Zuck said this was “so more people can get into virtual reality.” These price changes will take effect on March 5, according to A blog post.

“Our goal has always been to create affordable hardware for as many people as possible to take advantage of all that VR has to offer,” the company said in the Meta Quest blog.

Why is Meta lowering the price of Meta Quest Pro?

the Meta Quest Pro It was originally intended in Virtual reality enthusiasts and professionals, With features like full color pass-through for some limited augmented reality capabilities, along with larger screen size, eye tracking, and better processor. It was released in October to decidedly mixed reviews. It soon became apparent that the main issues of the device were its price compared to its capabilities. Although relegated to playing on consoles, the PlayStation VR2 Features too eye tracking, Wider field of view, high-resolution OLED lenses, All of them are barely more than a third of the Pro’s price. The VR2 has a black and white arcade, but the device is primarily billed for virtual reality gaming rather than as a desktop monitor replacement, like the Quest Pro.

Competition may be freaking out for the Meta, as the new price point brings it down to just $100 cheaper than its recently announced price. HTC VIVE XR Elite Headset, $1,099. The new advanced device similarly has full color external cameras to see the users surroundings and hand tracking capabilities.

this week, Meta’s ‘leaked’ roadmap for virtual reality It showed that the company is planning several more headsets in the near future, although these new devices are geared more towards a kind of mixed reality experience that combines AR and VR capabilities. The Meta Quest 3 is expected to cost “slightly” more than the 128GB Quest 2 when it’s released later this year, though the company expects it to be more powerful and thinner overall. It should also have some passthrough capabilities, which makes the Pro’s previous price point even more challenging.

two more devices, Codename “Ventura” and “La Jolla”,meant to be A kind of mid-range headphones combined with a more high-end device, respectively. Ventura may come out by next year, with La Jolla to follow after that.

meta Prices for both versions of the Quest 2 headphones have been raised Last year after spending Lots of time promoting it As the cheapest headphone available around. Now that other companies have come out Headphones of similar priceMeta is probably hoping its expanded feature set will help it win over audiences even as it goes on Pouring billions on her hopes for the Metaverse.

“Like you, we’re in this for the long haul,” the company wrote in its release.

Roadmap stated that the Meta has sold nearly 20 million Quest units combined, to date. Meanwhile, the Meta “Reality Labs” team, focused on its metaverse gear, It lost $13.7 billion in 2022. Meta talked about 2023 being “year of efficiencyAndSo he may need to move more headphones until he’s finally ready to release his next iteration VR technology. It remains to be seen if the company can do that Again sparking a dwindling customer base about what it’s supposed to be Metaverse New magic center like Amnesty International Mad.


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