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The Oculus Go is already hitting store shelves

May 23 2018, 01:15 | Guillermo Bowen

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Oculus' new standalone $199 VR headset now on pre-order at Amazon.com

The headset went on sale on Amazon just after midnight on May 1, but by sunrise the product page reported that the Oculus Go was "currently unavailable".

The Oculus Go features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and reportedly boasts a full resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, which puts it right in between the HTC Vive Pro with its max resolution of 2,880 x 1,600, and the Oculus Rift with its resolution of 2,160 x 1,200.

The $200 standalone virtual reality headset was briefly available for pre-order on Amazon on Tuesday morning.

In the USA, shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg, as well as at Best Buy retail stores today.

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Several users noted that the 64gb would likely cost more than the $199 32gb version.

'Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality, ' the Amazon listing states. More than 100 Go-exclusive games and apps will also be available to download through the headset's digital storefront. The 32GB model has a $199 price-tag. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone today as part of his opening keynote at the F8 2018 developer conference.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg first revealed the Oculus Go at the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose last October. We can see an Oculus Rift package next to these boxes, though, and the Rift package is much larger. For high-end stand-alone VR headset, you have to wait for the Oculus Santa Cruz headset.

The Oculus Go is also designed with a lightweight, breathable fabric so that it can be worn for hours at a time. The audio output is integrated into the headset. Both will come with a wireless controller.



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