Oculus Touch costs over $200, more expensive than Vive

Oculus Touch pricing revealed in the UK, costs over $200 making it more expensive than the HTC Vive.

Published Thu, Sep 22 2016 2:50 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Just as I've predicted, Oculus have seemingly priced their Touch controller at over $200 - with leaks coming from UK game retailer GAME. The store has the unreleased Touch controllers for the Rift priced at £189.99, requiring a £50 deposit.

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£189.99 converts to $246, so we should expect around $249 for the Oculus Touch controllers in the US, and around $4199 in Australia. GAME have teased a "winter release" for Touch, something they were told by an in-store Oculus representative. With that out of the way, let's discuss why this pricing is utterly ridiculous, and dangerous for Oculus.

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HTC has priced its much better, room scale VR capable Vive headset at $799 - which includes the Vive headset itself, and the two sensors and controllers. It's a complete package, instead of shipping the Oculus Rift in an Early Access-style way, throwing the Touch controllers out into the market nearly a year after the Rift CV1 was released, and now with a purported price of $250? Come on, Oculus.

Gamers are better off buying the HTC Vive, as it's an entire package from day one, versus a gimped together package spread out over 12 months, and now costing even more than the Vive. The Oculus Rift is still $599, and with a $250 price on the Touch controllers, we're looking at a total of $850 - $50 more than the Vive. It's not looking good at all for Oculus right now.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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