Facebook will not refill Oculus Rift S stock, rather will now shift focus to the Oculus Quest 2.

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The Oculus Rift S will be sadly missing.

Facebook also announced that if the existing supply of Oculus Rift S headsets runs out, the company will not replenish it with new units, effectively ending the product. In the future, Facebook plans to make the Oculus Quest 2 the first “mainstream” VR headset.

When Facebook released the Lenovo-made Oculus Rift S VR headset in 2019, it was met with mixed reactions. As a sequel to the original Rift from 2016, the Rift S better in some ways while becoming weaker in others. The Rift S, for example, has a higher overall display resolution (2560x1440p vs 2160x1200p), but at the expense of a lower refresh rate (80Hz vs 90Hz).

Despite its shortcomings, the $399 MSRP of the Oculus Rift S at launch took the price of VR gaming down. But, with the generally superior Oculus Quest 2 now available for $299 (64GB model), there’s no excuse not to get this one instead.

On Facebook’s third-quarter 2020 earnings call, the firm revealed that the Quest 2 VR headset had earned five times the number of pre-orders as the initial Oculus Quest.


“Rift S is still available for sale currently in some channels around the world, but as we announced last year, we plan to stop selling Rift S in 2021,” said a Facebook representative. “Generally speaking, as channels sell out of stock, they won’t be replenished moving forward.”

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As of this date, the Oculus Rift S is only available from the official store and a few stores such as Walmart and Micro Center. Microsoft, Lenovo, and Amazon, on the other hand, no longer sell it.

Of the latest crop of VR headsets, the Oculus Quest 2 stands out, but there are other options, such as the high-end Valve Index. Sony is also said to be working on a sequel to the PlayStation VR, as well as the alleged Apple VR headset.

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