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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

By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 22, 2016 @ 2:50 CDT

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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