64GB vs. 256GB – Which Oculus Quest 2 Should You Buy?

Is all that memory really necessary?

Well the holidays are just around the corner and what better present to give your family, friends, or even yourself than the Oculus Quest 2 standalone VR headset? Facebook’s followup to the Quest offers improved performance, better visuals, and a lighter, more comfortable design, all for a lower price than the original.

The headset comes in two sizes; 64GB for $299 and 256GB for $399. So, which headset is right for you? Well, that all depends on your preferences as a player. Let’s take a look at a few details.

Including the operating system and pre-installed software, the 64GB Oculus Quest 2 features roughly 50GB of free space. While that may not sound like a lot of room, it’s important to remember that most Quest games take up less than 3GB of storage.

To prove just how much memory that actually is, here’s a list of all the Quest games I was able to install on my 64GB Oculus Quest 2:

  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Beat Saber
  • Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition
  • Blaston
  • Contractors VR
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
  • In Death: Unchained
  • Mini Motor Racing X
  • Netflix
  • Oculus Move
  • Onward
  • Phantom: Covert Ops
  • Pistol Whip
  • Pixel Ripped 1995
  • Population: One
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge
  • Topgolf with Pro Putt
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  • Warhammer 40K Battle Sister
  • Wonderglade
  • VRChat
  • Venues

That’s 24 apps available at one time. Not a bad amount of content for 64GB. That being said, these file size won’t stay this low forever. As developers continue to harness the power of the Oculus Quest 2, you can expect the average storage sizes of games and apps to grow.

At the moment, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners takes the crown for largest application at 8GB. If the rumors surrounding the upcoming “Horde Mode” update are to be believed, this could eventually increase to 12GB.

So, which headset is best for you? Well, if you’re more of a casual player who prefers to focus your attention on three or four games at one time, the 64GB should be more than enough storage to satisfy. If, however, you’re a more avid player who enjoys having their catalog readily available at any time, you may want to consider going with the 256GB model and future-proof your device. This is especially true if you plan on capturing photos and videos.

No matter which Oculus Quest 2 you end up going with, at the end of the day you’re purchasing arguably the most attractive headset currently on the market, so you really can’t lose. 

The Oculus Quest 2 is available now starting at $299.

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