A pair of tempting discounts are being promoted for VR headsets heading into the busiest shopping week of the year.
The Oculus Rift packaged with its Touch controllers will be just $350 at Best Buy from Nov. 23 to 25. Meanwhile, the Acer VR headset and controllers will be around $300 from Microsoft starting Nov. 19.
The Acer deal is a particularly tempting one given that Windows-based headsets including Acer are getting initial Steam support this week, making available hundreds more titles you can play with the headset. I reviewed the headset recently and lack of content was one of the major drawbacks while its easy setup is a major plus.
Of course, the Rift saw its price dropped to around $400 last month so going even $50 cheaper is a major price reduction on a system that gives you access to a lot of great Oculus-exclusive content alongside everything on Steam.
We haven’t gotten full details on Vive deals yet and it is likely more discounts will emerge heading into Nov. 24, so it’s possible these aren’t the absolute best deals heading into Black Friday. Facebook’s Oculus in particular has been aggressive with its pricing this year and I doubt the company will want to let Microsoft-backed systems undercut it. Both headsets also need powerful PCs to run them and there are definitely some package deals as well to watch for. We’ll update with those bundle deals as we get closer to next week, but if you’ve spotted any already please share in the comments.