If the latest Meta Quest 3 is on your holiday wish list you’re not alone: it’s one of the best VR headsets when it...
If the latest Meta Quest 3 is on your holiday wish list you’re not alone: it’s one of the best VR headsets when it comes to bang for your buck. While the games and apps for the Quest 3 are still in their early days, the headset offers a unique mixed-reality experience. Because it’s the newest headset and a big upgrade to the Meta Quest 2, you won’t find a lot of great deals for it, but you can pick the Quest 3 up at most retailers and get a free game thrown in. If you go for the 512GB model, most retailers also add six months of Meta Quest Plus. While those aren’t as great as a direct discount, the free game and subscription add up to around $100, so it’s about that much in savings you get.
Unlike the Meta Quest 2 that came before it, the Quest 3 embraces both virtual reality and mixed-reality experiences, similar to Apple’s Vision Pro and last year’s Quest Pro. It costs a lot less than both those devices, though, with a $500 starting price.
Other improvements over its predecessor include a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 processor, better graphics, a higher-resolution display and improved controllers.
We’ll continue to update this collection of Meta Quest 3 offers as more become available, so if nothing grabs you right now, check back later.
Best Meta Quest 3 deals
Newegg is offering a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2 and a $15 Meta Quest gift card. If you upgrade to the 512 GB model you’ll get the same free game, plus a $25 gift card and six free months of Meta Quest Plus, but this package will set you back $650.
Similar to the Newegg deal, Amazon has both versions of the Meta Quest 3 available and is offering a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2 (a $60 value) with the purchase. Go for the 512GB variant for $649 and you’ll also get a free six-month trial of Meta Quest Plus along with Asgard’s Wrath 2.
Best Buy is offering the same deal as Amazon at the moment. You’ll get a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2 with the Quest 3, and a free six-month Quest Plus subscription if you upgrade to the 512GB model.
Target has the same offer as the retailers above, including a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2 and a free six-month Quest Plus membership with the 512GB version. You’ll also save 5% when you pay with a Target RedCard, which saves you up to $32.
Like other retailers, Walmart is offering a free copy of Asgard’s Wrath 2 with the Meta Quest 3. Six free months of Quest Plus are also included with the 512GB model.
You can, of course, go straight to Meta to pick up the new Quest 3 headset. And you’ll see the same free game and Meta Quest Plus promos there, too.
The Quest 3 is also available for purchase at B&H, but unlike other retailers, there is no mention of digital freebies there. Though you can get the tax back as cashback if you pay with B&H’s own Payboo credit card.
Gamestop offers similar deals as the other retailers, with the 128GB version getting Asgard’s Wrath 2, while the 512GB version gets both Asgard’s Wrath 2 and six months of Meta Quest Plus