Black Friday VR headset deals 2023 - what we expect to see in this year's sale

Black Friday VR headset deals with a HTC Vive Pro 2
(Image credit: Future)

Black Friday VR headset deals will help you get your hands on some of the coolest gaming technology out there. VR feels like it's experiencing a resurgence into the mainstream at the moment since it frequently falls out of favor as a viable form of computing. With PSVR 2, Meta Quest 3, and Apple Vision Pro all garnering attention this year though, it's so nice to see more excitement about this incredible tech.

Black Friday deals present an excellent chance to get your first headset without usual costs since they can be quite high normally. Alternatively, they can mean a much cheaper upgrade if you're wanting to graduate to a flashier device. As for which headset to go for, or what's actually a good deal, that's what we're here to help you with. Down below, we've rounded up some expectations for the Black Friday sales this year. We've also included a list of last year's top offers on the best VR headsets, so you can have some idea of what you might need to spend.

When it gets to the big day, we'll be listing all the deals as and when we see them. If you're sure you want to buy into the Oculus/Meta ecosystem, we don't blame you, but we do have a dedicated page for Black Friday Meta Quest deals as well, which might be a bit more specific for what you're looking for. Either way, the costs are coming down, making it more accessible than ever to get into the VR space and experience some truly next-gen experiences.

Black Friday VR headset deals - FAQ

When will the Black Friday VR headset deals start?

Wondering when the offers will start rolling in? Well, Black Friday traditionally occurs after Thanksgiving and on the very last Friday of November - and the same is true this year. In other words, we're anticipating Black Friday VR headset deals to take place on November 24th, 2023.

Not that you'll have just 24 hours to take advantage of these sales. Black Friday begins earlier and finishes later every year, and we typically see savings get going as of mid-November. Cyber Monday will also provide another great opportunity for major discounts on November 27th, 2023.

Black Friday VR headset deals with HYC Vive Pro 2 and Meta Quest 2

(Image credit: Meta, HTC)

Where will the best Black Friday VR headset deals be?

While we'll be listing all the best offers here during Black Friday itself, we'd recommend checking out the following retailers if you'd prefer to make your own way in the meantime. These are all typically reliable sources for Black Friday VR headset deals. 


- Amazon:
Best for variety and official bundles
- Best Buy: Good for accessories and can include free gifts
- B&H Photo: Known for offering rare price drops
- Newegg: Make savings on renewed models and accessories
- Oculus: Get in early for any official price drops
- Target: Grab your headset up that day with in-store pickup
- Walmart: Usually stocks bundles on accessories


- Amazon:
Typically best for variety
- Argos: Previously offered Oculus Go discounts
- Currys: Great for accessory bundles with regular discounts
- John Lewis: Two-year guarantee included
- Oculus: Go straight to the source for early discounts
- Very: Regular Meta stock and often price-matches

Black Friday VR headset deals - what to expect

PSVR 2 Review Image showing the VR2 Sense controller in the hand

(Image credit: Future)

It's been a pretty exciting year for VR in 2023. PSVR 2 kicked off the year in Feb, launching to great acclaim critically and from early adopters. Sony has shown since then that it's set to support its second foray into virtual reality, as games are lining up left and right to be added to the platform. 

In the summer months, we had the announcement of the Apple Vision Pro, and the reveal that yes, the Meta Quest 3 is in development, and will launch in the coming months. Apple Vision Pro, however, was the true standout and generated mainstream buzz about mixed reality that no device thus far from Meta or HTC has managed to. 

We also have outlying contenders like PICO, Pimax, and Varjo all competing too. Of course, the Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive Pro 2 keep on keeping on, and the Valve Index still caters to that luxury PCVR fan. 

In short, there's no shortage of excellent VR headsets to choose from these days. With the launch of the Meta Quest 3 happening shortly before Black Friday (supposedly), Black Friday VR headset deals will be very interesting to watch indeed. 

Personally, I hope we see PSVR 2 get its first serious discount this November, or at least the emergence of some new bundles since we still only have the Horizon bundle available. Depending on how Meta chooses to play things, we could see the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro come down to new lows, and maybe if we're lucky we'll see some bundle options for the new Quest 3.

HTC Vive Pro 2 has always typically seen some decent Black Friday discounts, so we're hoping this year follows suit in that regard.

Last year's best Black Friday VR headset deals - US


PSVR Marvel's Iron Man bundle | $349.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - We didn't necessarily recommend rushing in on this one because PSVR 2 is on the way in February. That said, if you didn't have a PS5 or wanted to keep costs down, you could have opted for the original model with two PS Move controllers, a camera, and Marvel's Iron Man. This was one of the cheapest prices we've seen.


HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset including Controllers | £682.80 £614.52 with voucher 10BLK
Save £68 - HP had a special Black Friday voucher code to give customers 10% off this shopping season. This Reverb G2 headset was one of the most well-known on the market, developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft.


Meta Quest 2 128GB + Resident Evil 4 + Beat Saber | $399.99 $349.99 at Best Buy
Save $50 - A few Black Friday Meta Quest 2 sales were underway, and this deal that gave you two games and the 128GB version of the VR headset was one of the standouts.


HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Headset Only | $449 $388.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - If you were hoping to make the best of PC VR gaming, this might have been a good deal for you. The Vive Cosmos Elite had a 13% saving this Black Friday. The headset has 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution to help fully immerse you in whatever you're playing.


Meta Quest 2 + Beat Saber + 3 months YouTube Premium free | $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 - Another early Black Friday early deal had the Meta Quest 2 alongside Beat Saber and three months of YouTube premium if you like watching videos in VR. It was only a small discount but it's something.


Meta Quest 2 256GB + Resident Evil 4 + Beat Saber| $499.99 $429.00 at Amazon
Save $70 - The same great Black Friday deal also applied to 256GB model, letting you walk away with a new VR headset, Resident Evil 4, and Beat Saber.


Meta Quest 2 (128GB) + Elite headstrap + $35 Newegg gift card | $499.99 at Newegg
$40 gift card included - While this Meta Quest 2 deal didn't knock any money off its asking price, it did come with a $40 gift card so in, theory, it did save you some money when it came to purchasing games for the headset.


Valve Index PC VR HMD Full Kit (Refurbished) | $999.00 $699.00 at GameStop
Save $300 - If you were happy to pick up a VR headset that wasn't new, GameStop has a decent saving on a refurbished Valve Index VR headset. It was cheap for one of the more high-end VR units.

Meta Quest 2 (256GB) + Elite headstrap + $50 Newegg gift card | $559.98 at Newegg
Save app. $30 - If you want the deal above but would have preferred a larger memory on your Meta Quest 2, this was the offer for you. It provided exactly the same benefit, albeit with a larger gift card.

Meta Quest 2 (256GB) + Elite headstrap + $50 Newegg gift card | $559.98 at Newegg
Save app. $30 - If you want the deal above but would have preferred a larger memory on your Meta Quest 2, this was the offer for you. It provided exactly the same benefit, albeit with a larger gift card.


PSVR Headset with Camera Bundle | $418.19 $299.00 at Walmart
Save $119 - Ahead of the release of the new PSVR in 2023, there were a few discounts on older models. Walmart had this deal on the PSVR for PlayStation 4. The set contained the headset, cables, headphones, a processor unit, and a PlayStation Camera.


Soundcore VR P10 Wireless In-Ear Earbuds for Meta Quest 2 | $99.99 $69.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 - These in-ear wireless earbuds are specifically designed for theMeta Quest 2 VR headset and have ultra-low latency and high-quality sound.


Charging Station for Meta/Oculus Quest 2 | $49.99 $35.99 at Target
Save $15 - It's not just headsets that were on offer during Black Friday, but lots of accessories too. Target had this deal on a charging point for the Meta/Oculus Quest 2. It's fast charging too, taking devices from 0 percent to 100 percent in three hours.

Last year's best Black Friday VR headset deals - UK


Meta Quest 2 128GB + Resident Evil 4 + Beat Saber | £399.99 £349.00 at Amazon
Save £50 - Meta's Black Friday sale kicked off in the UK too with the same great deal shaving 13% off the typical RRP while also throwing in two games: Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber.


Meta Quest 2 256GB + Resident Evil 4 + Beat Saber | £499.99 £429.00 at Amazon
Save £70 - Want more storage? Then this 256GB Meta Quest 2 deal was the one for you. It still arrived with Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber, so you still took away the same perks with better future-proofing. 


HTC Vive Cosmos Wireless VR headset bundle | £1,252.04 £827.94 at Overclockers
Save £424 - This HTC Vive bundle arrived with the VR Cosmos headset, an HTC Wireless VR Adapter, as well as an HTC Vive Cosmos Wireless adaptor Clip. It was a saving of 34%, though wasn't the cheapest way to get into VR.


HTC VIVE Pro 2 Headset only | £719 £644.99 at Amazon
Save £75 - If you were looking for just a headset deal, Amazon had the HTC VIVE Pro 2 on offer. While the model was released in 2021, it promises 5K resolution so might have been just what you were after. 


HTC VIVE PRO Premium VR Headset with SteamVR Tracking | £919.00 £719.99 at Amazon
Save £199 - Amazon slashed a lot off the HTC Vive Pro for Black Friday. Headphones were also included in this set.

Looking to upgrade your setup with other tech? Don't miss the latest offers with our guide to Black Friday gaming PC deals, Black Friday gaming laptop deals, and Black Friday PS5 deals.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to lists of the very best Lego. I've also been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

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