Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Meta will slash the costs of its Quest 2 and high-end Quest Professional headsets, the corporate introduced Friday.

The value of the 256GB Meta Quest 2 will drop from $499.99 to $429.99, whereas the value of the higher-end Meta Quest Professional will likely be slashed to $999.99 from $1,499.99.

Meta misplaced $13.7 billion on its Actuality Labs section in 2022. That is the enterprise unit answerable for constructing the corporate’s formidable metaverse applied sciences. Actuality Labs generated income of $727 million within the fourth quarter, and $2.16 billion for all of 2022 — a decline from $2.27 billion in 2021 — together with gross sales of Quest headsets.

The Meta’s Quest Professional headset which in response to the corporate has outward-facing cameras that seize the person’s bodily surroundings in full shade and allow the overlay of digital components like 3D fashions, drawings and screens, is seen on this undated handout image.

Meta | through Reuters

The Meta Quest Professional was launched in October, however its excessive worth put it out of attain for many shoppers. And there did not appear to be a transparent skilled use case both. The lower cost may make it extra enticing to each audiences.

“Our purpose has all the time been to create {hardware} that is reasonably priced for as many individuals as doable to benefit from all that VR has to supply,” the corporate stated in a launch. The value change will start rolling out on March 5 for the Meta Quest 2.

U.S. and Canadian consumers may also see the Quest Professional’s new worth on March 5. Its worth will drop for the remainder of the world on March 15.

— CNBC’s Ari Levy contributed to this report.

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