Rifts are hitting actual shelves before online pre-orders are fulfilled.
Oculus Rift is coming to Best Buy this week, with limited units hitting the shelves while some pre-orders have yet to be fulfilled.
As part of Best Buy’s Intel Experience, Oculus will be bringing the Rift to 48 Best Buy retailers. Not only will stores feature public VR demos, but according to Oculus’ blog, “a small number of Rifts will be available for purchase at select Best Buy stores starting May 7 and online from Microsoft and Amazon, starting May 6 at 9am PST. Quantities will be extremely limited while we catch up on Rift pre-orders.”
This doesn’t sit too well for some pre-order customers still waiting for their Rifts despite the March 28 release date. Oculus mentions in their announcement that these customers will be able to purchase a Rift from retailers and still receive their pre-order bonuses: “If you’re interested, simply go to your order status and let us know you’ve purchased a Rift at retail, and we’ll cancel your pre-order. Your EVE: Valkyrie entitlement will appear in your order history.”
Let us know if you’ll be braving lines, physical and virtual, for your chance at a Rift.
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