Forget about Prime Day, the best Meta Quest 3 preorder deals have already dropped. Formerly known as Oculus Quest, the new VR headset is scheduled to start shipping out on October 10th. Early discounts aren't quite available just yet, but it seems like every retailer under the sun is happy to offer free stuff in exchange for your business. Like a few other retailers, Best Buy, is offering a free copy of the new game Asgard's Wrath 2 alongside six full months of Meta Quest Plus when you order the Quest 3 through their site. All things said and done, you're looking at a value of over $100 with a Best Buy preorder, and all you need to do is hit that Add to Cart button.
The Meta Quest 3 starts at $499.99 USD / £479.99 GB for the 128GB version and $649.99 USD / £619.99 for 512GB, so those early savings are no joke. Will more Meta Quest 3 preorder deals be launching soon? Only time will tell, but for now, this offer from Best Buy is just about the best you can get.
Best Buy's Meta Quest 3 preorder deal is live
Meta Quest 3 128GB: $499, plus free game and six months of Meta Quest Plus
Preorder the Meta Quest 3 before October 9th and you'll get a free copy of the highly-anticipated new game Asgard's Wrath 2 (a $59.99 value) and a six-month subscription to Meta Quest Plus (usually $7.99 per month) for 100% free.
If you weren't aware, that subscription gives you two handpicked titles every month, so you're looking at a total of 12 free games across half a year.
Is the Meta Quest 3 worth it?
Although we haven't officially reviewed the Meta Quest 3 yet, our hands-on experience last week gave us a good look at the new VR headset. Just like its predecessor, we can confidently say that the Quest 3 offers the best VR experience for most folks today.
Thanks to improvements in hardware and construction, the headset is 40% thinner than the Quest 2, plus you get 10x resolution and a ridiculous 100% boost in processing power with the addition of the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset.
Correction from the author: A previous version of this article erroneously stated that the Meta Quest 3 was 40% lighter than the Quest 2. In fact, the new VR headset is 40% thinner than its predecessor.
What is Meta Quest Plus?
Preordering the Meta Quest 3 through Best Buy will get you six months of Meta Quest Plus for free. This subscription service gets you two handpicked games that automatically show up in your game library, plus you get access to exclusive discounts on other picks. Feel free to cancel your subscription if you don't want to pay after six months, your games will be waiting for you if you decide to return.
This Quest 3 preorder deal from Best Buy is pretty great, but don't forget that Prime Big Deal Days is kicking off on October 10th. This 48-hour shopping event is sure to feature some of the best deals this side of Black Friday, and we wouldn't be surprised if this new VR headset was included in the sale.
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After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.
Am I missing something? Aren't these the same deals/freebies when purchasing direct from Meta?Reply
Absolutely. This article is absolute BS. Perhaps they’ve been paid by Best Buy.TimLastoria said:Am I missing something? Aren't these the same deals/freebies when purchasing direct from Meta?
What a terrible joke of an article. Quest 3 is not "40% lighter than Quest 2" you schills, it's actually 10g heavier.... This ad for best buy got me to use a junk email to sign up and reply, and also block android central from my Google results.Reply
Also it's not 10x the resolution! The rgb passthrough cameras have 10x more pixels than the quest 2 cameras, the actual headset resolution is only 30% more.Reply