Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

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A post on Reddit earlier today showcased a stack of the headsets ready to go at a Best Buy location in Arkansas.

However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable.

Facebook is expected to drop a new VR headset when its F8 developers conference kicks off today.

The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today.

In the United States, shoppers can also find the Oculus Go on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg, as well as at Best Buy retail stores today. As far as pricing goes, it will retail for $199 for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB model will be priced at $249.

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Zuckerberg has billed the device as an attempt to make VR adopted by the masses, with the goal of getting one billion people using the technology, which transports people into simulated environments.

As for how much you'll pay for the chance to jump into VR with no wire, it depends on what Oculus Go storage option you choose.

The VR headset will have built-in spatial audio and also an integrated microphone.

At launch, the device supports more than 1,000 games, apps, and VR experiences including Anshar Online, Arktika.1, Coaster Combat, Jurassic World: Blue, Masterworks: Journey Through History, Pet Lab, Republique, Space Explorers (NASA), and They Suspect Nothing. The news comes a year after Facebook first revealed the VR wearable. More longer-term, though, is Oculus' decision to use 3DoF - or "three degrees of freedom" - tracking.