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Facebook Gives Oculus A Permanent $59 Price Cut To $149

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The Oculus Go was already one of the affordable headsets on the market and now its even cheaper. Facebook has permanently cut the price of its Oculus VR headset. The 32GB model is reduced to $149 while the 64GB model costs $199.

“Oculus Go is now priced at $149, which is equal to a $50 price drop,” the company told UploadVR. “We are applying comparable discounts across all countries where Go is sold. Updated pricing is rolling out to all channels.”

The new pricing matches the Black Friday discounts on the Oculus Go a couple of months ago. The Oculus Go is manufactured by Xiaomi and part of Facebook’s effort to make a low-cost, entry-level headset that can handle 360-degree video and other VR content without relying on a phone. The fact that Oculus Go is a standalone headset with all the necessary hardware self-contained makes it perfect for most users.

The Oculus Go comes with built-in speakers and offers three degrees of freedom tracking (3DoF) for the headset and remote-style controller. That means it can track head movements (tilt and rotation) but lacks positional tracking support for detecting forward, backward, up and down movements.

It is not as fully featured as the Oculus Quest which is termed as one of the best value for money VR’s. It has more power and better tracking capabilities (6DoF). But since the Oculus Go is a much cheaper option, we can overlook its disadvantages. But it seems Facebook will be focusing on Quest much more from now on. The Social Networking Giant released support for a PC connection cable to play Rift games.

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