This coming weekend is going to be a busy one. Mother’s Day (you can check out our Mother’s Day Star Wars gift guide here.) is Sunday, Free Comic Book Day on Saturday and now according to Oculus, their Retail Experience kicks off this weekend as well. 48 Best Buy stores will have a small amount of Rifts available for purchase starting Saturday, May 7. On May 6, starting at 9 am PST, you can order online from Microsoft or Amazon.
Oculus is still trying to fill pre-orders from the March 28 pre-order launch. In an effort to fill those orders they are offering a chance to pick up your Rift at a retailer while still claiming your pre-order bonuses such as EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack and priority for Occulus Touch pre-orders. All you have to do is go to your order status and let them know that you picked it up at a retailer and they will “cancel” the pre-order, but your EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack will remain in your order history.
As for the rest of us that aren’t near one of the featured Best Buy stores or able to get online this weekend, the Rift’s creators say that more headsets will land on shelves later this summer.
So, guys, you better run out and get the gift she really wants this Mother’s Day.