Quest 2 is in high demand, pre-orders backordered in several regions

Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 headset is selling too fast for the company to keep up. Its already backordered by nearly a month.

Published Tue, Sep 22 2020 10:10 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:41 AM CST

Facebook last week announced Quest 2 and opened pre-orders for the new device. The company said it was prepared for high demand, but it seems to have underestimated how much people want a Quest 2.

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The new Oculus Quest 2 is a spectacular device, and people really want to get their hands-on one. Facebook is selling the XR2-powered standalone headset for an astoundingly low $299, and that entry price seems to have sparked some attention. Quest 2 is supposed to ship on October 13, but if you don't have your order in yet, you're in for a bit of a wait.

Quest 2 is now backordered but just shy of a month in both the United States and Canada. Canadians can expect new orders of either Quest 2 model to arrive on November 10. Americans can get the 256GB model on November 3, but the 64GB version is backordered to November 9. If you live in the UK, you can get your hands-on a 64GB Quest 2 as early as October 20, but the 256GB version won't arrive until November 3.

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Demand for Quest 2 in Australia seems low, as orders placed today would be in line to receive the 64GB headset on October 16 or the 256GB headset on October 20. And in Japan, Facebook's newest sales region, delivery day is October 15 for both models.

We reached out to Facebook for comment about the backorder situation. A company representative gave us the following statement:

"For Quest 2, we're seeing high interest and strong demand for pre-orders. We're temporarily backordered for Quest 2 pre-orders on in certain regions and for certain SKUs, but we're working to restore availability as soon as possible."

Facebook suggested checking local retail partners for pre-order allocations.


Kevin joined the TweakTown team in 2020 and has since kept us informed daily on the latest news. Kevin is a lifelong tech enthusiast. His fascination with computer technology started at a very young age when he watched a family friend install a new hard drive into the family PC. After building his first computer at 15, Kevin started selling custom computers. After graduating, Kevin spent ten years working in the IT industry. These days, he spends his time learning and writing about technology - specifically immersive technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.

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