Amazon UK, and other UK retailers, just leaked the possible price of the long delayed Oculus Touch controllers, and they’re expensive. The leak suggests that the Touch controllers will ship in the UK on November 23 and they’ll retail for ￡190.
So we figure the price in the United States will be between $200 and $250. I guess it sounds about right. When added to the Rift’s already high $600 price tag, it firmly puts the system in the same price range as the technically superior $800 HTC Vive. Heck. It could actually end up being $50 more. Forgive us for feeling a little sticker shock.
And that’s over $300 more than all the equipment you need for VR on a Playstation (a Playstation VR headset, Move controllers, a PS4 camera).
And don’t forget, you need at least $800 worth of gaming PC to run the Rift. Figure in the price of a few games and getting started with the Oculus platform will run in the $2000 range.
Usual caveats about leaks apply: We won’t know for sure the price until later today. Lets’ hope Palmer Luckey and pals really wow us during the Oculus Connect keynote at 1pm ET/10am PT. We’ll be covering it here at Gizmodo, but if you want to watch live you can tune in via Twitch.