Facebook/Meta has announced that it will increase the price of its Meta Quest 2 VR headset by $100 USD. Starting in August, Meta Quest 2 will cost $399.99 USD and $499.99 USD for the 128GB and 256GB versions respectively. This is quite unusual for older hardware to increase in price, but META suggest that the increase enables them to carry on with making new headsets, such as Project Cambria amidst rising production costs.
At the same time, the costs to make and ship our products have been on the rise. By adjusting the price of Quest 2, we can continue to grow our investment in groundbreaking research and new product development that pushes the VR industry to new heights.
We have an ambitious VR hardware roadmap, beginning with the launch of our high-end headset, Project Cambria, later this year. And we plan to ship new generations of Meta Quest after that.