Previously you’d only be able to pick up an Oculus Rift headset from the US, but now the company are opening the doors to more countries.
Oculus are now allowing residents outside the US to purchase the Rift headset and will be available to purchase in a number of European and Canadian stores from September 20th. Online preorders aer also open from various retailers for a suggested retail price of £549 or €699.
In the UK, the Rift will be available from Amazon.co.uk, John Lewis, PC World, Game, and London’s Harrods department store. In France, the headset will be sold at Amazon.fr and FNAC; in Germany at Amazon.de, MediaMarkt, and Saturn; and in Canada from Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.
Every Rift comes with the popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3D 360 videos and VR movies, plus access to the ever-expanding collection of made-for-VR games and experiences on the Oculus Store. The Oculus Store will support purchases in multiple currencies, including British Pound, Euro, CAD, AUD, and JPY.
When you pickup your Rift from a European or Canadian store, you’ll get a localized product with regional pricing and translated packaging, manuals, and software. We’re also supporting developers to help them localize their games and experiences.
Oculus has also mentioned that a number of the stores will have demo units setup for those to try it out who haven’t yet tried virtual reality but don’t want to shell out for a headset.
You can easily test your current PC is up to running the Oculus Rift with the compatibility tool to make sure you have everything needed to power your Rift experience.
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