If you hurry over to the Microsoft Store online there’s a today only bonus offer on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR Headsets. The offer is part of Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” Sale and is only valid today, December 13. This is a rare deal for a new VR Headset system.
- HTC Vive VR System + $100 Gift Code — $799
- Oculus Rift VR Headset + $100 Gift Code — $599
- Free 3-7 Business Day Shipping
The only other time we’ve seen a really good Vive/Oculus offer was Black Friday, when both systems dropped $100. The $100 Gift Code is pretty close in terms of effective value, and may be the last best deal before Christmas on the new and in-demand VR Headsets.
The Gift Code from the Microsoft Store arrives via email 7 days after your purchase the VR Headset. It’s not a physical card, but rather a digital gift card code good for anything sold at the Microsoft Store.
Both systems have their advantages. The Oculus Rift is cheaper and easier to set up, but you’re really restricted to sitting. The Vive is more expensive and complicated to set up, but allows for full body motion gaming. Time will probably grant the Vive the better system, but it’s personal preference right now.