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The 128GB headset itself will retail for $499.99 upon launch later this year, with additional storage options available. If you're interested in receiving updates on the Meta Quest 3, you can sign up for email updates here.
"Quest 3 makes Meta Reality available to even more people and at a lower price point, making it our first mass-market offering to deliver both cutting-edge VR and MR experiences in a single device, setting a new benchmark for future headsets," says Meta in the release.
Meta also announced that starting June 4, the Meta Quest 2 will be available at a lower price of $299.99 for 128GB and $349.99 for the 256 GB.
A new software update will give the Quest 2 and the Quest Pro increased CPU and GPU performance. Both headsets can expect to see up to 26% increase in CPU performance and 19% increase in GPU speed for Quest 2 and 11% for Quest Pro.
If you have been considering taking buying yourself a new headset, you may want to hold off to see what Meta's and Apple's latest headsets have to offer once they hit the market.