There are some VR deals this weekend.
Can you believe its only been a year since the only VR headsets you could buy for the holidays was a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, or a Mattel View-Master. Now with major high-end VR systems available on the market, we would expect there to be some serious discounts on hardware during the busiest shopping day of the year — Black Friday.
$100 Gift Code With Oculus Rift
Black Friday may be a great time to pick up an Oculus Rift. The Microsoft Store will be giving $100 gift codes with the purchase of the Oculus Rift. You can buy the Rift for its normal price of $599 and will receive a $100 digital coupon good towards Oculus VR apps and games. The Oculus Store Wallet code will be emailed within 10 days of purchase.
Free Samsung Gear VR
Both Best Buy and Target are offering a free Samsung Gear VR when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge phone. Target is also sweetening the deal with a $250 gift card and a $50 Oculus software pack. Best Buy is giving away a $250 gift card too, minus the Oculus extras.
$100 Off HTC Vive + Content Sale
HTC announced this week that they are kicking off the holiday with a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. On both days, you can receive $100 off your Vive purchase where ever the VR system is sold, which includes Microsoft Stores, Amazon.com, Gamestop, Newegg.com, Micro-center, and Vive.com. In addition, for the first time, Vive will be available for sale in 34 Fry’s locations across the U.S and online.
For the entire holiday weekend, Viveport, HTC Vive’s app store for all non-gaming VR content, is also offering big savings. If spend $30 or more between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ll get $10 USD equivalent back in your wallets. You can also build your library with a $5 bundle deal on three of the most popular VR apps: Soundstage, Arcade Artist, and Lumen. Viveport is also offering 50% discount on the more than 20 titles below:
- A Chair in a Room: Greenwater
- Adventurous Life VR
- C O S M Worlds Within Worlds
- Cloudlands: VR Minigolf
- Cmoar VR Cinema
- Daylight’s End (US only)
- Emily Wants to Play
- Grand Canyon
- Heaven Island Life
- Konrad the Kitten
- La Peri
- Oneiric Sculptures – Rodin
- Potioneer: The VR Gardening Simulator
- Star Chart
- The Night the Carsons Disappeared
- Think Space
- Toon Ocean
- VV player
- World of Diving
Viveport’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale starts at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 24 and runs through 11:59 p.m. on November 28. If you don’t already have Viveport, you can install the Vive software here.
ADDITION: Amazon is selling a CYBERPOWERPC Oculus Ready GXiVR8020A Gaming Desktop & Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Bundle for $999.00.