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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2016-01-08 09:51:18
Palmer Luckey does have something of a point. Considering the high-end niche electronics driving the Oculus Rift, $600 isn't totally insane. But he should've couched it more as:
"$600 is the launch price of the device. It's as low as we can currently price this cutting edge technology at the moment, and is actually quite the bargain."
It's when spokespeople take the offensive in order to defend their position that I can't take them seriously. OBSCENELY cheap? Pffft. And then Luckey proceeds to flippantly suggest that purchasers should sell the packed in Xbox controller for a profit.
You could also sell your packed in extra kidney for a profit, to put together a new rig to power the Oculus Rift.
This whole pricing controversy is a mess, and one of his own making, but at least now Luckey admits as much. Let's not forget that the proprietary Oculus Rift Touch controller isn't available nor even priced as yet.