Quest 2 and Quest Pro have Their Prices Reduced, and Quest Pro 2 has Been Scrapped

Quest 2 and Quest Pro have Their Prices Reduced, and Quest Pro 2 has Been Scrapped

In terms of total sales, the Quest 2 still outsells the Xbox, but Meta’s commercially minded Quest Pro hasn’t fared nearly as well in the six months since it’s been released. As a result, Meta is lowering the cost of the Quest Pro and scrapping the 2024 sequel.

The Meta Quest Pro(opens in a new browser) will go on sale on March 5 for $999. This costs $500 less than the $1,500 asking price it had six months ago. Similarly, the Quest 2 256GB model is now only $430 instead of $500, making it the obvious option over the Quest 2 128GB model.

Andrew Bosworth, CEO of Meta, additionally disclosed to The Verge(opens in new tab) that the upcoming Quest Pro 2, which was initially planned to launch in 2024, has now been postponed. Another headset with the codename “La Jolla” has replaced this specific variant, codenamed “Cardiff.” When Quest Pro 2 is prepared, we anticipate it to be released in La Jolla.

The Quest 3 is now the sole focus of Meta, which will debut this Fall with over 41 new apps and games(opens in a new tab) and be twice as thin as the Quest 2. With all of this, Meta’s plan, which was initially jam-packed with releases, is becoming more clear. Here is a comprehensive summary of every undertaking Meta’s Reality Labs has been working on that has a target release date within the next two years.

  • Stinson – The Quest 3, set to be released Fall 2023
  • Cardiff – Postponed, possibly a Quest 3 Plus
  • Funston – Cancelled, 2024 delivery date for the Quest Pro 2 model
  • Hermosa – Aborted, unidentified model
  • Ventura, a “Quest Lite” game scheduled for publication in 2024
  • La Jolla – The new Quest Pro 2 in 2025 (or later)

As you can see, La Jolla, a headset that Meta claims will offer photorealistic avatars when it is launched, has most likely adopted the Quest Pro 2 name.

It makes sense for Meta to hold off on releasing the follow-up until something significant happens because the Quest Pro still doesn’t have enough software to persuade most people to spend more for its hardware. The video below shows how Meta demonstrated this technology at its yearly Connect event last fall.