Pre-orders of the $200 Oculus Go virtual reality headset were snapped up by eager buyers in the middle of last night, resulting in the device selling out in a matter of hours, according to a Digital Trends report.
If you're in the market for a new Oculus VR headset and don't want to spend several hundred dollars to get one, now's the time to head over to Amazon. As far as pricing goes, it will retail for $199 for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB model will be priced at $249. Sounds are delivered by speakers built in to the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Now it's listed as "Currently Unavailable" and Amazon won't take any more orders, though the retailer will notify you when that changes. For one, the company didn't say when the device would launch and instead used a placeholder of December 31. The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address.
'Just put it on, switch it on, and watch a movie on a 30-foot screen, grab a front row seat at a sold out concert, play games right at the center of the action, or hang out with friends like never before, ' the listing continued.
Facebook has invested heavily in virtual reality hardware, expecting that the technology could one day move from a niche interest to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications.