The VR industry really wants you to buy a headset this Black Friday. Some of the deals we’ve seen even ahead of this year’s big shopping day are, frankly, beyond belief. If you’re yet to take the dive and get into VR then this is definitely the week to do it, and you’ll find no better list of VR deals than right here.
Keep checking back to this post throughout the week as we’ll be updating it with new deals. With all that said, let’s get to it.
Sony’s PS4 headset is going all-out this holiday season with some truly amazing deals both on the hardware and software front.
PlayStation VR with Astro Bot + Moss – $199.99
As we’ve already said, you should get a PSVR this Black Friday (if you don’t already have one), and this is one of the best deals to get. Astro Bot and Moss are two of the headset’s best games so the value here is frankly ridiculous. But, before you hit ‘Purchase’, there is another bundle to consider.
PlayStation VR with Creed, Superhot + 2 Move Controllers – $249.99
Whilst this is a touch more expensive than our last bundle, there’s a very good reason you should consider it instead. PSVR Move controllers typically go for around $60 these days so, even before you add on two more wonderful games, you’re making a big saving. Considering that a massive number of PSVR games require Moves, this may be the better bet unless you have some kicking around from your PS3 days.
The Rise of Oculus Rift. You’ve probably already heard the story, but in the 2010s, Oculus VR, a start-up company decided to release a Kickstarter project for their Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. Little known to them, the device kickstarted the industry of virtual reality again.
As for games, the PlayStation Store has you covered. The excellent Firewall Zero Hour is down to $29.99 (though it’s best played with a PSVR Aim Controller, don’t forget) and if you get the Astro Bot bundle then you can still find Creed for just $14.99 . One of the platforms best games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR , is also just $29.99 for the week.
It’s the first Black Friday ever for HTC’s Vive Pro headset and thus the company is set to shave off dollars from one of VR’s most premium devices, with some amazing software deals to boot.
HTC Vive Pro Full Kit – $1,199.99 (Starts November 23rd)
Getting into VR from scratch? The Vive Pro Full Kit gives you everything you need from the headset to controllers and base stations. The headset, meanwhile, is an upgraded take on the original Vive with better resolution and integrated audio. It’s still a lot of money but, if you’re after the very best, it’s the only place to go.
HTC Vive Pro Standalone – $699.99 (Starts November 23rd)
Or, if you already have a Vive, then you’ll just need the Pro headset. This bundle takes $500 out of the cost though, again, it’s still a pretty penny.
Arizona Sunshine, Superhot VR, Accounting+, The Wizards and Sariento – $1 Each (Viveport rs Only)
There’s some resistance to HTC’s Viveport platform out there but, if this deal doesn’t get you to put aside your differences then nothing else will. These are some of VR’s very best games available at a frankly stupid price. If you don’t already have them now is the time to make the drop, and you can use a free two-week trial subscription to Viveport to do it.
There are more than 230 companies working on virtual reality products.
Oculus hasn’t revealed any official hardware price reductions for its range of VR headsets yet, but others have jumped the gun on slashing the price and a good software sale is underway.
Oculus Rift With Xbox Controller – $339.99
This Rift bundle comes with an Xbox One controller but you’ll want to spend $100 to get a second sensor and Touch controllers for the full Rift experience.
It’s more of a Fall Sale than a Black Friday promotion but that doesn’t mean there’s money to be saved in Oculus’ latest Store-wide deals. The usual suspects or on offer, but might we recommend some alternatives, like A-Tech Cybernetic for $17.99 and Unknightly for $13.99 ?
Correction: An earlier version of this post had the incorrect Oculus Rift product deal details listed.