Meta Quest 2 gets a permanent price drop to $199 for the 128 GB version

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Meta has confirmed that it has permanently dropped the price of its entry level Quest 2 headset.

The price of the 128 GB version of the Quest 2 was temporarily dropped to $199 / £199 recently, but Meta has now confirmed that this discount will now be permanent.

Meta Quest 2 VR Headset - 128 GB

When the Quest 2 was originally released in October 2020, it arrived in a 64 GB version for $299 and a 256 GB version for $399.

The following year the 64 GB version was replaced with a 128 GB version for the same $299 price.

However, in 2022 Meta increased the price of the Quest 2 by $100, saying the costs required to make and ship its products had been rising. As such, the 128 GB version increased to $399.

This was reduced back to $299 again in June 2023, to coincide with Meta’s announcement of the Quest 3.

This new drop to $199, then, marks the first time the device’s price has been officially reduced to lower than it was at launch.

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“From home fitness to fully immersive gaming to 2D entertainment, Meta Quest 2 is the most affordable way to tap into everything VR has to offer – and we’re doubling down by making our recent price drop permanent,” Meta said in a blog post.

“That means people can jump into VR with a 128GB Quest 2 headset for just $199 USD—no TV, console, battery pack, or wires required.”

Meta released the Quest 2’s successor, the Meta Quest 3, in October 2023.

Costing $499 for the 128 GB version and $649 for the 512 GB version, the Quest 3 features colour passthrough cameras for mixed reality support and an improved per-eye resolution of 2064 x 2208 (versus 1832 x 1920 in the Quest 2).

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