Last updated: March 06, 2023, 6:37 PM IST
Meta continues its journey to bring the metaverse into the mainstream segment. The products are priced on the higher side, but now you see a change in attitude as the company struggles to keep the ecosystem relevant. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims the price reduction was made to help more people get into virtual reality (VR), which would require hardware like the Quest 2 or Quest Pro.
Meta is also planning future Quest headsets, which means the company needs a quick turnover of the existing units, and we’ve mostly seen phone brands employ this strategy to clear out the older models. The decision becomes clearer when you see the hefty price revisions that have been made for both Quest Pro and the Quest 2 VR headset.
Quest Pro and Quest 2 VR headset new prices
The price of the Quest Pro VR headset now starts at $1,000 (approximately Rs 82,700), which is a price drop of $500 (approximately Rs 4,000). You can buy the Quest 2 VR headset for $429 (approximately Rs 35,130) instead of the earlier price tag of $500 (approximately Rs 4,200) for the 256GB variant. The price changes are vital to Meta, which hopes more consumers will now consider buying the VR headsets and help the company grow its metaverse ecosystem.
Meta is spreading its wings in the coming years, in fact it has reportedly mapped out a roadmap of new launches through 2027. It has some ambitious plans for its Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality gear in the coming years. Zuckerberg believes that AR glasses will soon become as common as mobile phones.
Meta’s first AR glasses will be ready for 2027, he said in the memo to his employees. The company also plans to enter the wearable segment with a smartwatch. The Quest 3 is expected later this year for about the same price range.
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