It's fxxking ?742.00 for Ireland.
Its only Z$3,949,844,651,631,681 in Zimbabwe so we have that going for us.
i've been avoiding posting here since it went badly last time, but yeah, i really want to respond to this becuase i think most people don't realize how affordable a vr ready pc is now for many people. if you were watching the sales for the last few months or were willing to look at used/refurbished deals you could have gotten:
i5 4690 - $180
GTX 970 - $200
Cheap Microatx motherboard - $50
8GB of decent Ram - $30
1TB HDD - $50
Mid ATX Case - $50
For a total of USD $560, leaving you with some money to pay for tax and shipping. in which case you'd be spending significantly more on oculus + controllers than the pc itself! those chinese dk 1 and 2 clones are looking very attractive right now.
i5 4690 - $180
GTX 970 - $200(黑色星期五价格)
便宜的Microatx主板 - $50
8GB像样的内存 - $30
1TB HDD硬盘 - $50
中端的机箱 - $50
总共需要$560(约合3700RMB)，还没算上税及运费。此外你还要花费比PC电脑价格更多的钱去购买Oculus Rift和专用手柄!这么算下来似乎那些中国产Oculus Rift DK1和DK2山寨品变得更具吸引了(又黑我大天朝)。
I bet the HTC marketing team is super happy after reading the announcement.
HTC right now: “Fxxk, I think our $1,999.99 MSRP isn’t going to work.”
Jebus! So when they said it would be “More than $350 but in the same ballpark” that same ballpark actually meant “almost double what we said.”
Sad to say but I think we’ve just watched the start of the death of VR. $600 is just too damn much to drop on a peripheral that has as limited range of use as this. The cost is simply too much to gain any sort of market penetration and without that market there wont be any serious development. Its going to die on its arse in 6 months before its had any real time to get going.
The shitty thing about this is that the VR game developers are the ones who are going to take it up the ass.
I mean, they've been working hard for years, hoping that when the rift is released it will have a huge user base.
With a $599 US price tag, I just don't see that happening. Especially in foreign countries where exchange and shipping put it over $1000.
I was cool with $300, But seriously you could get a 55" 4K TV for cheaper than this. I love the idea but this one's going to need a price drop first.
The lack of guaranteed launch content is alarming! What are people gonna do with this thing after the 1st month? They need to do a better job highlighting content on their site to build excitement for folks to spend $600. Everything still has that aura of up in the air not what you would except from a 4 billion dollar company acquisition.
I for one am looking forward to receiving mine. Yes the price is high, but the majority of us have no problem spending similar on the latest phone. I always laugh when I see people needing the latest iphone: 5...5s...6...6s..6s+ etc, etc. Some even taking out a second contract to get the "latest" phone. The same people are baulking at the price of the OR. Yes, you need a high end pc for this, but we knew that already no? And this isn't aimed at console gaming, why is that being confused? Console gamers will get their version. I'm looking forward to watching interstellar on my brand new rift! :D
If they had said at some point (or any point) that the strategy had changed, the backlash would be much less harsh.Had people understood that gen 1 was intended as a niche toy for enthusiasts, and that wide appeal is still years away, that would have cut down on the ire.
No shade on Palmer- he has done a remarkable, visionary thing here. The Rift didn't exist and he made it happen, and by all accounts it is nothing short of revolutionary. I don't agree with the people who think it's some kind of facebook money grab, the price is great for what it is, it's just a lot more than most expected. Personally, I suspect the people communicating for Oculus don't understand on a visceral level just HOW big a jump from $350-$600 is for average working people whose parents don't help with their bills.
我想如果官方能够提前宣布售价策略有所改变，那么今天的反对声就不会这么激烈。需要注意的是首代的Oculus Rift实际是VR狂热者的玩具，想要大面积应用仍然需要数年时间。我们不应该再谴责Palmer(Oculus CEO)，他已经做了非常卓越的事情。他制造出了Rift，所有人都认为这毫无疑问是革命性的产品。我不同意有些人认为Facebook也从Rift抢钱的观点。600美元的售价是Rift应得的，只不过它超出了我们的预期。我想大多数在讨论Oculus Rift价格的人不是在乎设备的本身，而是在乎从350美元到600美元之间的巨大价格变化，这一变化让他们无法说服父母为他们买单。