Meta Quest 2 Boxes Appear on Store Shelves, Rebranding Still Incomplete – Road to VR

It appears the Oculus model is lastly departing bodily retail. Whereas Quest 2 containers emblazoned with the brand new Meta title and emblem are already on retailer cabinets within the US, the swap from Oculus to Meta nonetheless has a methods to go.

Noticed by Add VR’s Ian Hamilton, Meta has rolled out the freshly-rebranded Quest 2s to Walmart, considered one of its largest retail companions. Thus far, on-line retailers like Amazon, Goal, NewEgg, and sure… additionally Walmart’s web site nonetheless checklist the headset as ‘Oculus’ Quest 2.

And it doesn’t appear the corporate is frightened about any of the self-inflicted model confusion both, because the newly dubbed Meta Quest 2 oddly sits proper subsequent to a stack of the headsets in its authentic Oculus packing.

Walmart now carrying “Meta” Quest 2 at this retailer in Bentonville the place it’s testing drone supply.

— Ian Hamilton (@hmltn) April 5, 2022

Look a bit nearer and you may see the 256GB model of Meta Quest 2, priced at $400, can be nonetheless labeled on cabinets as ‘Oculus Quest 2’.

Meta Quest 2 Bins Seem on Retailer Cabinets, Rebranding Nonetheless Incomplete – Street to VR 7Picture courtesy Ian Hamilton

The transformation from Fb to Meta began again when the corporate introduced in October 2021 it was placing a brand new emphasis on XR by changing into a “metaverse firm.”

This additionally led to a progressive roll-back of the Oculus model in effort to reposition its newest VR headset nearer to its main mission. And it seems that the rebranding has a methods to go, because the comfortable launch maneuver has but to deal with some key areas.

Meta Quest 2 Bins Seem on Retailer Cabinets, Rebranding Nonetheless Incomplete – Street to VR 8Picture captured by Street to VR continues to be the primary digital storefront, which mentions the title Oculus a half-dozen occasions in tandem with Meta.

If you wish to purchase a Quest 2 direct from Meta, you’re additionally nonetheless shopping for an ‘Oculus Quest 2’ underneath the Oculus guarantee. Want product help? That Meta Help’s job, although they aid you fill out Oculus bug experiences for Oculus units. The Meta Quest YouTube channel additionally nonetheless options the outdated Oculus emblem.

Quest customers nevertheless have lately seen the long-lasting Oculus startup picture changed in-headset with the brand new Meta branding. So there’s that.

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