UPDATE: Amazon has wasted absolutely no time increasing the prices of the Meta Quest 2 following the August 1st price hike. As we predicted, the price of both the Meta Quest 2 128GB/256GB have received significant price bumps, both going up by $150 AUD.
Accessories have also gone up with the Elite Strap with battery now costing $189 (was $145 before).
Facebook has announced that the Meta Quest 2 is getting a massive price increase as of August 1st. Both the 128GB and 256GB versions of the headset will increase by $100 USD (~$143 AUD) on August 1st. Accessories will also go up on August 1st. This means there’s literally less than 48 hours left before there’s a huge hike on these headsets and all of its accessories.
It’s expected that the new prices for the Meta Quest will be roughly $600 AUD for the 128GB version and $780 for the 256GB version. You’ve still got until August 1st to buy the Meta Quest 2 and its accessories at their original prices:
From August 1st onwards, Facebook will include a copy of Beat Saber for free with every purchase on December 31st, but this hardly makes up the difference in price.
Facebook says that the increase in price of these products is due to an increase in costs to develop the headsets and ship them. It’s also assumed that Facebook was already taking a significant loss on each Meta Quest 2 headset sold.