If you's planning to check out what all of this virtual reality stuff is about, you'll soon be able to get a taste in person with the Oculus Rift at Best Buy. Oculus announced today that it will launch Oculus Rift sales at more than 48 Best Buy stores around the U.S. on May 7.
Not only will you be able to purchase a Rift, but you'll also be able to demo the headset as well. From Best Buy:
The demos allow you to experience Rift firsthand by getting immersed in two virtual reality experiences. Dreamdeck transports you to impossible places, like the top of the tallest skyscraper or alien encounters in outer space. The Climb is a game in which you can scale new heights through the thrill of (virtual) rock climbing.
If you're interested, Best Buy also notes you can sign up for demos up to a month in advance.
In addition to a retail launch at Best Buy, Oculus says that the Rift will go on sale at both the online Microsoft Store and Amazon starting at 9 a.m. on May 7. Do be aware, however, that quantities will be extremely limited at all three retailers. And if you're still waiting on a Rift pre-order and would rather take your chances with grabbing one at retail, Oculus says it has set up a process for customers to pick a headset up in-store and cancel their pre-orders.