Word is out that the Oculus Rift consumer version can be pre-ordered for a mere US$600. :/
What I find today is that if you order now, you MAY get your Rift by June… That is six months. If you have already ordered, you should see yours get shipped to you in the March 28th shipment, 3 months.
No one is saying how many were ordered. Lucky Palmer only said they sold in 10 minutes what he thought they would sell in hours… not very definitive. But, it does indicates sales were several orders of magnitude larger than expected.
We are told the online order system went down, it overloaded.
See: Oculus Rift Pre-Order ETA is Now June for New Orders. (Jan 8 – Road to VR)
At this point I am waiting for reviews of the Oculus Rift that compare its performance to other HMD’s. Is it really going to be worth $400 more than the competition’s HDM’s?
I’m almost due for a new phone. So, I may trade my S5 for a newer S7… and start with Cardboard.