$199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today

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Starting at £199, Facebook believes the new headset can get more people into VR with social experiences, cheap, mobile games and experiences like live concerts and movies from the likes of Netflix.

In the U.S., shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg, as well as at Best Buy retail stores today. The headset costs $199 for the version with 32GB of onboard storage, and $249 for the 64GB variety.

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If you have been in the market for a new virtual reality (VR) headset and have wanted to pick up an all-in-one offering, then Oculus might have one for you to consider. Both will come with a wireless controller. Sounds are delivered by speakers built in to the headset, rather than separate headphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor-powered LCD screen offers QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Oculus says that battery life should be up to 2.5 hours of streaming media and video.

The Oculus Go fundamentally feels like a miniature Oculus Rift.

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That architecture has helped Facebook and Oculus keep the price down, of course, but it has also forced some compromises. More than 100 Go-exclusive games and apps will also be available to download through the headset's digital storefront.

Oculus Go uses internal cameras, sensors and software to track movements that are translated into corresponding motion in virtual worlds rendered in headsets.

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The device does not have any positional tracking system and is therefore meant to be worn by a stationary user, who can turn and tilt their head to explore the virtual reality environment.