Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. 20.
Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin worldwide in October.
Oculus said in an email to SocialTimes that Rift demos will be available in more than 600 retail locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe “by fall,” adding in its blog post:
Every Rift comes with popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3-D 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 the British pound, the euro, the Canadian and Australian dollars and the Japanese yen.
When you pick up 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.
You can easily test your current PC with our compatibility tool to make sure you have everything needed to power your Rift experience. If you need a new PC, we’ve partnered with the world’s best manufacturers to offer Oculus Ready PCs proven to deliver the highest VR performance available.
Gamers: Are you ready?