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How much? Oculus Touch UK price-tag leaves scant change from £200

If using the Oculus Rift doesn’t make you nauseous, the now-confirmed UK price of the Touch motion controllers probably will.

On the day the headset finally went on sale in the UK for £549, pre-orders opened at many stores for the yet-to-be-released handheld accessories.

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Tech reporter Nick Summers spotted an in-store display revealing the RRP as £189.99 with a pre-order deposit of £50 required for launch day delivery.

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That puts the price of a Rift with Touch up to £739, compared with the £759 asking price for the HTC Vive which already includes controllers.

Interestingly there still appears to be no release date for the Touch accessories, which are yet to arrive even in Oculus’ US homeland.

The long-delayed Touch controllers are expected before the end of the year with Oculus promising no Rift-like shipping delays for early adopters.

The groundbreaking controllers will enable Rift owners to manipulate handheld items within the virtual space; a promising development indeed for those hoping to play first person shooters in VR.

Will you be adding the Touch motion controllers to your Rift set-up, or is this whole VR experiment getting a little too expensive?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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