The best Oculus Quest 2 deals of January 2023

A man playing a VR game on his Quest 2.
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Tracking down the best Oculus Quest 2 deals has always been a challenge. Time and time again, we've looked to upcoming holidays and sale events and thought: surely, Meta will discount the VR headset now. After all, the console was unveiled over two years ago, so money-saving opportunities must be just around the corner right? Well, the good news is that Quest 2 deals are trickling in, they just might not be the offers you expect.

Instead of simply dropping the price of the Oculus Quest 2, Meta (and certain retailers) will often pair the VR headset with a free Quest 2 accessories or a game or two. In some cases, you can also save money by picking up a Quest 2 bundle or refurbished model. Suffice to say, if there's a money-saving opportunity out there, you'll find it in this guide. Again, these deals can come and go fast, so bookmark this page so you can check back later to see what's new. 

The best Meta Quest 2 deals on the web now

Get a free Elite Strap when you buy an Oculus Quest 2 (a $59.99 value) (opens in new tab)

Get a free Elite Strap when you buy an Oculus Quest 2 (a $59.99 value) (opens in new tab)

From now until January 19th, if you buy a Meta Quest 2 (either size) directly from the Meta store, the company will hook you up with a free Elite Strap. That's a $59.99 value, plus you're getting an ergonomic head strap that provides extra comfort and security thanks to the super-adjustable fit wheel.

Oculus Quest 2 128GB Holiday Gaming Bundle: $469 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Oculus Quest 2 128GB Holiday Gaming Bundle: $469 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

A leftover deal from the holidays, think of this as the ultimate Quest 2 starter kit. This gaming bundle comes with the 128GB VR headset and controllers, copies of Resident Evil and Beat Saber, and loads of accessories courtesy of Marxsol, including a hardshell carrying case, earbuds, link cable, and more. 

Refurbished Oculus Quest 2 256GB: $499 (opens in new tab)

Refurbished Oculus Quest 2 256GB: $499 $429 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

You can occasionally find a limited supply of renewed Quests online, and there are currently some refurbished 256GB headsets available at Best Buy if you act fast. Plus the retailer offers free shipping and 15-day returns. 

Quest 2 accessory deals

$49.99 (opens in new tab)

KIWI Quest 2 Elite Strap: $49.99 $42.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

One of our favorite Quest 2 accessories is this adjustable and comfy head strap that's even better than the one that comes in the box. The back-wheel is great for quickly adjusting the snugness of the fit, while the removable PU padding offers extra comfort for those long gaming sessions. Pick one of these straps up from Amazon and you'll instantly save 14%.  

$59.99 (opens in new tab)

Meta Quest 2 Carrying Case: $59.99 $52.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

If you plan to travel with your VR headset, it's highly recommended that you invest in a protective case. Currently selling with a 13% discount at Amazon, this lightweight case has a double-shell layer for reliable protection, a hand strap, and foam inner-molding to keep your console secure. 

$28.99 (opens in new tab)

KIWI Quest 2 Controller Grips: $28.99 $23.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Another helpful product from Kiwi Design, these Quest 2 controller grips have a convenient battery compartment that makes changing out the controller batteries much easier, plus they feature textured knuckle grips so the controllers stay firmly in your hands at all times. Pick these grips up from Amazon today and you'll save a nice 17% on your purchase. 

What about the Meta Quest Pro? 

Meta Quest Pro: $1,499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Meta Quest Pro: $1,499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

It's obviously absurdly expensive, but if you really want the most advanced VR experience available, it might be worth skipping the Oculus Quest 2 altogether and just picking up the Meta Quest Pro.

Complete with an ultra-fast next-gen processor, a slim and comfortable design, QLED lenses, and a pair of new controllers, the Quest Pro is quite literally the future of virtual reality. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the Oculus Quest 2?

Simply put, the Oculus Quest 2 is a VR video game console. But unlike other consoles, the Quest is a completely standalone device that requires no connection to a TV or computer (although there is an option to display what's happening inside the headset on a nearby screen). Once setup is complete, you're given access to all of the Oculus Quest 2 games and apps found in the Oculus store. Most of these games cost around $10-$40 and average about 1-2GB in size.

How much does the Oculus Quest 2 cost?

Most of the time, the Quest 2 console costs $399.99 / £399.99 for the 128GB version and $499.99 / £499.99 for the 256GB headset, but Meta has been known to raise prices from time to time. On the bright side, a free game is generally included with your purchase (usually Beat Saber), and you'll often get a handful of accessories as well, such as a charging cable, glasses spacer, and of course, two touch controllers. 

Is it Oculus or Meta?

Way back in the Summer of 2021, Facebook officially rebranded itself as "Meta", and the Oculus VR brand followed suit shortly thereafter. Despite their best efforts, however, search engine data shows that most folks still prefer to use the old name, Oculus Quest 2, almost two years later. Although we tend to alternate between the two names depending on context, we usually use the name Oculus for clarity and convenience (for now). 

Once you set up your Oculus Quest 2, you'll need to buy some games. Head over to our list of the best Oculus Quest 2 games so you can stop searching and start playing. 

Patrick Farmer
Deals and Commerce Writer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably sipping on craft beer, riding his bike, or hanging out with his cat.