How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go

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A savvy Reddit user spotted dozens of boxed Oculus Go headsets at a Best Buy in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Towards the end of 2017, Facebook's Oculus announced the Oculus Go. As of this writing, if you try to pre-order the device, Amazon's listing page says that it's unavailable.

While you have to be an invited developer to attend F8, if this is true, the Oculus Go's retail release could be imminent. Amazon started to take pre-orders for the $199 Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset at around 8pm ET, according to online inventory tracking app The Tracker.

The Amazon post comes as the Oculus Go has already been spotted in the wild.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg first revealed the Oculus Go at the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose last October. The release date appeared to be a placeholder still, as it was being listed as December 31, 2018. 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.

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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.

Oculus didn't have this feature quite ready for F8, but the company says Oculus TV will be launching later this month for Oculus Go.

The new Go headset runs the same games and apps as Facebook's Gear VR system. The picture shows both 32GB and 64GB headsets.

In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.