Fb’s guardian Meta has raised the value of its Quest 2 digital actuality headset by $100, as the corporate braces for inflationary pressures.
Meta introduced the value hike by way of a Twitter publish on Tuesday.
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Meta mentioned that beginning August 1, the 128GB model of the Quest 2 will price $399, whereas the 256GB mannequin will price $499.
The corporate mentioned it has elevated the value of the VR headset “to proceed investing in rising the VR business over the long run.”
Meta added in a company weblog publish that “the fee to fabricate and ship our merchandise is rising.”
“By adjusting the value of Quest 2, we are able to proceed to extend our funding in groundbreaking analysis and new product improvement that takes the VR business to new heights,” Meta mentioned.
Within the first quarter, Meta’s Actuality Labs division, which incorporates VR headsets, reported income of simply $695 million, in comparison with Fb’s $27 billion in ad gross sales. In the meantime, Realme Labs reported an working lack of $2.96 billion.
In response to analysis by analyst agency Counterpoint, Meta forecasts to ship greater than 10 million Quest 2 headsets in 2021, on high of different corporations promoting VR headsets like Sony and HTC. The Quest 2, the comparatively inexpensive worth of $299, has made it extra enticing to customers, the agency mentioned.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has mentioned that he’s pushing the corporate into the Metaverse, a digital world the place he envisions customers working and enjoying throughout the subsequent decade.
Correction: An earlier model of this story had an incorrect determine for Actuality Labs’ income.
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