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VR headset deals: Save on Meta Quest 2, PSVR & more

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Looking to save money on virtual reality headsets, accessories and games? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve checked all the top retailers and even sat through The Lawnmower Man and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, just so we can bring you some of the best VR headset deals. 

If you’re a complete newcomer to VR, don’t worry - you’re not going to end up with an obsolete headset. With the exception of the PlayStation VR, all the VR headsets in our list support Steam VR which means there’s a massive catalogue of games and experiences for you to play. And yes, we do mean experiences - VR doesn’t have to be about gaming. You can even explore the International Space Station, bend the universe to your will and more in the best VR space experiences (opens in new tab).

All of the headsets you’ll see below have their own pros and cons. The Valve Index, for example, is a fantastically powerful piece of kit but even with the money you save buying it refurbished, it has a price tag to match. And the PlayStation VR?  It’s a great deal if you’ve got a PS4 but if you factor in the cost of buying a console it becomes less of a bargain. 

You can check out our list of the best VR headsets where you can find in-depth VR headset reviews  to find out what each has to offer. But once you’ve got into virtual reality, you won’t regret it, whether you’re dismembering demons or gazing serenely up at an unfamiliar sky.  So, without further ado, let us introduce you to some of the best VR headset deals around.   

Top VR headset deals right now

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HP Reverb G2:  Was $599, now $399 at HP (opens in new tab) 

HP might not be a name you’d normally associate with VR, but as we concluded in our review, the HP Reverb G2 is a great mid-range headset. It was good value priced at $599 and for $399 it’s an absolute steal.

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Valve Index (refurbished): $999 new, $699.99 at GameStop (opens in new tab) 

Valve has delivered a superb, upper-end headset (see our Valve Index review (opens in new tab) here) and a killer app in the form of Half-Life: Alyx. At $999 it’s the Valve Index isn’t cheap but you can save $300 with this refurbished version.

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Oculus Quest 2 256GB (Renewed Premium): Was $499.99, now $429.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The Meta Quest 2 offers the best of both worlds; use it stand-alone for a wireless VR experience or connect it to a PC. It may have gone up by $100 but this Meta-certified renewed headset will save you $70, letting you claw back some of that price hike. 

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Oculus Quest 2 128GB (Renewed Premium): Was $399.99, now $349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

If the 256GB version is still a little pricy for you, you can get a renewed 128GB Meta Quest for $349, which is a $50 discount on the price of a new headset.

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Meta Quest 2 128GB: $399 with free Beat Saber game at Amazon (opens in new tab) 

If you do want a brand new Meta Quest 2 now’s the time to snap one up. You’ll still have to stomach the price rise but until the end of the year you get the superb Beat Saber VR rhythm game absolutely free. Check out our Meta Quest 2 review (opens in new tab) here.  

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HTC Vive Cosmos Elite (Headset only): Was $449, now $418 at Amazon

As we noted in our HTC Vive Cosmos Elite review (opens in new tab), the Cosmos Elite is an impressively powerful piece of kit. You can currently get the headset itself with an $30 discount. The full kit is sadly not on offer anymore, so it's back up to $749.99.

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Playstation VR Marvel's Iron Man VR Bundle (with motion controllers, Iron Man game and PlayStation Camera): Was $349.99, now $249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) 

With PlayStation VR2 arriving next year, the original PSVR (opens in new tab) has dropped in price but still has a great library of VR-native and VR-compatible titles. If you already own a PS4, this Iron Man bundle is a bargain-priced way to see what you’ve been missing. 

VR accessory deals

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Kiwi Design VR Stand: Was $27.99, now $19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

What happens when real life comes to reclaim your VR space? Sure, you could cram your headset and controller into a case, Tetris fashion, but for $19.99, down from $27.99, you can display them lovingly on a shelf, without worrying that someone will step on them later. 

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AUBIKA Head Strap with Battery: Was $69.97 now $49.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Down to $49.99 from $69.97 and a full $70 cheaper than Meta’s own equivalent, the AUBIKA Head Strap with Battery adds a little extra comfort to the Quest 2 but, more importantly, doubles the default three hour battery life to around six. 

VR game deals

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Steam VR): Was $37.19 now $12.49 at CD Keys (opens in new tab) 

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a fantastic in-your-face survival game. We do mean in-your-face – you’ll be grabbing the undead by their head and skewering them before they can sink their teeth into your neck, and at $12.49 for the Steam version, it’s a must buy.  

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Build Your Own VR Bundle:  Save between and $20 and $200 on bundled PCVR games (opens in new tab).

Fanatical’s “Build Your Own VR Bundle” collection of VR-native and VR-compatible games to choose from, ranging from Doom VFR to murder mystery The Invisible Hours. Priced at $39.99 for 10, if you’ve just picked up a PC VR headset this is a great way to get started.  

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PlayStation VR with VR Worlds:  Was £259.99, now £169.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)

This budget bundle lacks PlayStation Move controllers but the Dualshock 4‘s built-in motion controls means this (and a PS4) is all you need to get started with PlayStation VR. And if VR Worlds’ Ocean Descent experience doesn’t have you shrieking, you need to check for a pulse. 

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HTC Vive Pro: Was £919, now £819 at Vive (opens in new tab)

Save £100: Vive might have released the HTC Vive Pro 2 (opens in new tab), but the HTC Vive Pro remains a powerful high-end headset. And, thanks to a recent Vive promotion, you can pick it up for £819. 

Oculus VR headset deals

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In this section, you'll find the best available prices on models rom Oculus which is a division of Meta (Facebook) specializing in virtual reality headsets. While there isn't a great deal of selection here, both headsets are of high quality. It's worth noting the Oculus Rift S has been discontinued so you might have a tougher time getting a good deal on one. 

Oculus also has its Oculus Quest 2, model, which we reviewed and we think is very good value for money. If you're searching for a reliable headset that has access to loads of games and won't break the bank, the Oculus Quest 2 could be the best cheap VR headset out there.  

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Valve VR headset deals

Valve Index VR headset

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Here we have Valve virtual reality headsets. We feature just one headset in this section but thankfully, it's an exceptional headset. It also comes with Half Life Alyx, which is regarded as the best virtual reality game out there. 

The Valve Index is a high-quality product. You may spend a bit more than with other VR sets, but if you're willing to spend the extra bit of cash you will end up with something that reflects that and doesn't disappoint. Bonus points if you can find it at a discounted price.

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HTC VR headset deals

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset

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This section contains the most products in one section in this guide, and they're all from HTC. The four different headsets that feature here show the company's ability to produce high quality products on a consistent basis and we've picked the best ones to cover everyone's budget. 

HTC has been in the VR headset game longer than most, and it knows how to make a great VR headset. The HTC Vive Pro 2 is at the higher end of most people's budget but does have that extra quality whilst headsets like HTC Vive Cosmos Elite and the Cosmos are a bit less pricey and offer a fantastic VR experience. 

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Sony PlayStation VR headset deals

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PSVR, aka PlayStation Virtual Reality, is Sony's own proprietary VR headset for PlayStation consoles. That means it only works with PS4 and PS5 but this headset is nevertheless great because it offers players a new way to play and adds an entire new dimension to some of people's favorite games on the console. 

The headset has proven to be a popular way to play new games and experience virtual reality, so much so that Sony announced there is going to be a PSVR 2.  

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HP VR headset deals

HP Reverb G2 VR headset

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HP might be better known for its computers and printers, but it also makes a fantastic VR headset — the HP Reverb G2. It's the only VR product in the HP line at the moment, but it offers great specs and high quality gaming.

There is also a buffed up version of the G2 called the HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition. This includes a load of state of the art sensors, but it's not really meant for gaming or other everyday applications. We'd recommend saving the cash and sticking with the normal version.

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Contributing Writer

Chris is a freelance journalist who, aside from covering games and gaming-related tech, has a taste for horror, sci-fi and the post-apocalyptic. As well as Space.com, you can find his work at The Escapist, GameSpew (where he’s the morning news writer) and more. You can follow him on Twitter @MarmaladeBus (opens in new tab).

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