Oculus permanently discounts Rift and Touch bundle to $499 (updated)

It will now set you back $499 instead of $598.

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If you can't spare $399 for the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle while it's still on sale, don't worry. The Facebook-owned company is permanently dropping the all-in-one package's price to $499 once the sale ends in around six weeks. A bundle would've cost you almost $800 when the VR headset first became available until it got a $200 price cut (repriced to $598) in March. Another $99 off is a pretty sweet deal if you really can't buy the package anytime soon, considering a standalone Rift and a pair of Touch controllers will already set you back $400 and $99, respectively.

Each Rift + Touch bundle includes the headset, two sensors, a pair of Touch controllers, cables and six free VR games/experiences -- Lucky's Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried and Robo Recall. You can get the package from Oculus' official website or from retailers where the device is sold. In case you're not in a hurry to own a VR headset, though, and don't want to invest in an Oculus-ready PC, you may want to check out Bloomberg's latest report. The publication says Oculus is currently developing a $200 wireless VR headset that doesn't need a PC or a phone slated for release in 2018.

Update: Curious how Oculus shaved that price? It isn't including an Xbox gamepad in the box anymore. Cofounder Brendan Iribe explains, via Twitter: "We're focusing on Touch and wanted a new bundle that's less expensive for everyone."

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