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Just got an in-stock notice from Best Buy the 64GB Oculus Quest is in stock.

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Last Edited by chung_chang June 19, 2020 at 07:29 AM
The same questions inevitably come up over and over on every Oculus Quest deal thread. So I am posting all frequently asked Q&A here that I could remember off top of my head, and will update as more frequently asked questions come up. Then we could just build on this in future Quest deals:

  1. Why is this a deal at full price?
    This has been in and out of stock everywhere even months before the pandemic. This video, while a bit old, provides some quick, hard stats on why the Quest is so popular that it's a deal even at MSRP: https://youtu.be/WMlckGWPENc.
  2. What is so special about this?
    In one word -- WIRELESS. You don't need a PC. You don't need cords/wires. You don't need lighthouses. You just put it on and start playing games anywhere inside your home, or outside your home, with complete freedom and no tripping over cords. Everything is self-contained and ready to play games anywhere you go for a very reasonable MSRP starting at $399. As such, it is very accessible to newcomers who don't own VR capable PC's. It also appeals to enthusiasts who do own VR capable PC's and want to play PCVR games un-tethered, while still keeping it affordable (see #4 below). This wide range of appeal makes the Quest one of the most versatile VR headsets currently on the market. As Quest celebrates its 1-year anniversary since release, here are a few journalists' long-term takes on the Quest:
  3. What games can I play on this?
    OFFICIALLY
    Any games in the Oculus Quest Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/. These games were developed specifically for the Oculus Quest and will not run on other VR headsets natively. There are currently close to 200 titles in the store and the list continues to grow. You simply purchase games from the store, either directly on the Quest, or on your smartphone, or on your PC. Then install the games directly onto the Quest and start playing. Your Quest should also come with Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy for free -- an awesome VR game. There are also free demos of popular titles such as Beat Saber and SuperHot you could try out before you buy.

    UNOFFICIALLY
    • You could sideload unoffical games to play (see #8 below).
    • You could play PCVR games by connecting your Quest to a PC (see #4 below).
  4. Can I play PC games on this, such as games on SteamVR?
    If you have a VR capable PC, then yes. There are 2 main methods to play PCVR games on the Quest:
    • Wired -- buy an Oculus Link cable and connect it between the Quest and a VR capable PC. The official Oculus Link cable is $79 MSRP. Or, you could buy an aftermarket USB 3.0 cable starting in the $20's. Or, with the latest Update 17, Oculus has added support for USB 2.0 cables such as the 10 ft charging cable that is included with the Quest so you could play PCVR games right out of the box without buying anything else.
    • Wireless -- use Virtual Desktop app (make sure it's the version for the Quest, normally $20), or free apps like ALVR, or try the free Radeon ReLive VR if you have a newish AMD GPU in your PC. You would also need a good 5GHz wifi router. Once setup properly, wireless works about as well as wired and still keeps you un-tethered. This video could help you troubleshoot most wireless PCVR issues you may encounter: https://youtu.be/Bm4kbHeXGrg.
  5. Can I play Half-Life Alyx on this?
    Yes. It plays very well on the Quest as reported by many. See #4 above.
  6. Will I get motion sick from using this?
    Some people are prone to motion sickness, others are not. If you fall into the former group, don't fret. Rest assured that many VR game developers are aware of this and have made accommodations in their VR games to minimize motion sickness. Take Half-Life Alyx for example, there are about 4 ways to move around inside the game, starting with the most comfortable (and least motion-sick inducing) "blink" movement. Many other VR games have similar accommodations. Unfortunately some games cannot get around this, such as car racing games. You can't exactly teleport your car around a track. This applies to any VR headsets, not just the Quest. Personally, I am extremely motion sick prone, and I am fine with 90% of games I play on the Quest. Some people also claim you could slowly condition yourself to be less motion sick prone, similar to how sailors get their sea legs. In addition, Oculus store has a comfort level rating for each game. If you are really sensitive, stick with "Comfortable" rated games. But not to worry, some of the best and most popular VR games are all rated Comfortable such as Beat Saber, SuperHot, Moss...etc. Here is a good video on more tips to prevent VR motion sickness: https://youtu.be/qlEH5CTklZI
  7. Can I wear my glasses in this?
    Depends on the size of your glasses frame. But most people still end up being uncomfortable after prolonged sessions. Look into prescription VR lenses. They make them for just about every VR headsets on the market. Many options are available ranging from cheap DIY to the expensive. For example, I paid $45 total for my pair of magnetic prescription lenses that quickly pop in and out of the Quest. Most people find these much more comfortable than wearing glasses inside the Quest.
  8. Can I sideload unofficial apps/games onto the Quest?
    Yes. SideQuest is your friend: https://sidequestvr.com/. There are great unofficial VR games you could sideload and play, such as Pavlov. And since Quest runs on Android OS, existing Android apps could also be sideloaded and run on the Quest. For example, I have personally sideloaded the free version of TeamViewer to remote control my PC from the Quest.
  9. Should I wait for the new upcoming version of the Quest?
    Predicting the future is always tough, especially when very little official information has been released. So I would personally not even try to tell you what to do. But if you must know, I would instead refer you to the community enthusiasts. Most of these guys follow VR news much longer and closer than probably most of us do, thus they may have better outlook. But again, don't take these predictions as gospels as no one knows the future for certain. Here is a very recent prediction video from one such VR community enthusiasts. If you just want the condensed version, he predicts the next version of the Quest would be released in May of 2021: https://youtu.be/YNtAcCHQINs.

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Is this an advertisement for Quest or a deal post? I get the hype, and I get this thing just being in stock itself is news worthy, but this ain't a slick deal when it cost the same everywhere else when it is in stock.
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Is this an advertisement for Quest or a deal post? I get the hype, and I get this thing just being in stock itself is news worthy, but this ain't a slick deal when it cost the same everywhere else when it is in stock.
A deal would be buying an item for the lowest price you can get it. Considering a used Oculus Quest sells for more than a new one due to supply vs. demand, this makes it a deal.
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Just a heads up: both versions in stock at Best Buy. Picked up the 128 GB version. Been waiting for this at BB since I wanted to apply reward certs that were expiring next month.
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What is the regular price?
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What is the regular price?
$400 and worth every penny
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Available in amazon also to order but will be in stock on July 1st
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Is this an advertisement for Quest or a deal post? I get the hype, and I get this thing just being in stock itself is news worthy, but this ain't a slick deal when it cost the same everywhere else when it is in stock.
Feel free to use the ignore thread button to hide all the Oculus threads. Only takes a click.
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I ordered one. Any 'must have' accessories for this?
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I ordered one. Any 'must have' accessories for this?
If you wear glasses, I consider VR lenses a must-have for comfort mod. This is for any VR headsets, not just the Quest. For people who wear glasses, this mod alone makes any other Quest comfort mods pale in comparison. I went with DIY for $45 total for a pair of magnetic prescription lenses. If you have lower prescription and access to a 3D printer, you can get away with < $15 total.
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Well that's the problem. The reason why I got notified of this thread to begin with was because I setup deal alert for Oculus. I already own CV1, and I was on the look out for deals on Rift S. I didn't mind seeing few other deals popping up on Quest and Go, but thanks to pandemic almost every deal on Oculus was for Quest at MSRP, and on top of that it's showing up almost every week or so. I mean if you wanna buy Quest at MSRP, I've got no issue with. I'd rather wait for any kind of promo on it since I already own a headset although it requires PC, and I'm sure everyone raving about how good Quest is and how it's worth it even at full price is true too. But what's also true is just because people are selling these at above MSRP for even used one doesn't make it a regular price. It's like masks when this pandemic began. Every face masks from every retailers were sold out to those resellers price gouging and reselling at several folds more expensive than regular price. Sure, most of those headsets ended up with people who actually appreciates the product and is enjoying them right now, but let's be honest, there most definitely were resellers who took the opportunity to hoard them to resell at much higher prices. Supply and demand? Perhaps, cause people are still buying at that price for them to price gouge like that, but I don't have to like that, and I don't consider those inflated prices to be regular price, which makes these threads more like PSA than deals to me. And no, I'm still keeping my alert cause my Rift is awesome and I'm upgrading to S one day. I can't stop people from posting these "deals" but you can't stop me from being grumpy about the whole situation either.
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