Oculus Rift Is Coming to Europe and Canada in September

August 16, 2016, 8:19 PM UTC
Inside The 2016 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo
An attendee wears the Oculus VR Inc. Rift headset during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. E3, a trade show for computer and video games, draws professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment as well as to see new technologies and never-before-seen products.
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The Oculus Rift is finally going international this fall.

The Facebook-owned (FB) hardware maker’s high-demand VR headset, which hit American stores earlier this year after lengthy pre-order delays, finally goes on sale in England, France, Germany, and Canada on Sept. 20, the company announced today.

Canadian Rift fans can purchase the device at Best Buy (BBY) and Microsoft Store Online (MSFT). UK customers can buy one at John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game Digital Plc., and London’s Harrod’s department store. Rift lovers in France can buy one at FNAC.

Amazon (AMZN) will also sell the device in all four countries.


The Rift has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, with supporters like Wired’s Peter Rubin praising the device and others like Wall Street Journal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler called it “awkward,” and “isolating.”

Competitor HTC’s Vive headset hit American stores in April and Sony’s (SNE) Playstation VR headset goes on sale Oct. 13.

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