From left to right: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR. Image Source: VR World

Upcoming Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day might be the right time to buy a virtual reality gear. Both Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets are getting discount deals in U.S. stores.

More so, Amazon is selling a VR-ready powerhouse desktop with an Oculus Rift headset for $999.

The Cyberpower machine packs a 6th generation Intel i5 2.8GHz quad core CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD storage, and an AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB graphic card.

The Oculus Rift alone has a price tag of $600, while the discrete is worth around $200. It means the rest of the PC is on sale for about $180. The offer expires on November 26.

The collaboration between Oculus and Samsung really has paid off in this respect, with the Gear VR being offered Oculus support and services. Image Source: VR Scout
The collaboration between Oculus and Samsung has paid off in this respect, with the Gear VR being provided Oculus support and services. Image Source: VR Scout

Black Friday deals on the HTC Vive

The Vive headset is the most spec-hungry VR hardware, and it is also currently the best., and HTC announced on Tuesday its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

The entire kit will have a cost of $699, $100 off. The discount is available across all U.S. retailers, online or stores.  The offer includes the headset, a set of controllers, and two light boxes for full-room sensing.

There is also a $5 bundle promotion at HTC’s Viveport app store for some of their most popular VR apps: Arcade Artist, Soundstage, and Lumen.

Other 20 titles are available with a 20% discount. One of the best apps on Vive’s store to enjoy the discount is Cloudlands: VR Minigolf. These deals start at 11:59 p.m. on November 24 and end on 1:59 PM on November 28.

The HTC Vive VR headset is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Image Source: Game Kult
The HTC Vive VR headset is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Image Source: Game Kult

These deals start at 11:59 p.m. on November 24 and end on 1:59 PM on November 28.

Black Friday deals on Oculus Rift

The Microsoft Store is giving $100 gift codes on Black Friday to every user who buys either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.

The $100 gift card deal is going between November 24 and November 28. The promotion will also be available in the US and Canada from Amazon, BestBuy; and at GAME in the UK, FNAC in France, and Saturn in Germany.

The credit will only apply to digital content, so customers cannot redeem it for cash or future products. Also, the credits expire on December 31, so users should invest in some great VR experiences for the Oculus Rift right away.

Facebook’s CEO explained during the conference that Project Santa Cruz takes the best from VR and blends it with the freedom of having no wires. Image Source: Forbes
Facebook’s CEO explained during the conference that Project Santa Cruz takes the best from VR and blends it with the freedom of having no wires. Image Source: Forbes

At the very least, it is a good discount to purchase the upcoming Oculus Touch controllers in December. The Oculus Touch will finally let users reach out and grab stuff on the virtual reality environment in a natural way. The hardware is coming out on December 6 for $199.

Source: CNET

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