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Oculus Rift shipments off to a rocky start, shipping refunds offered


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2016 | 2 min read

Shipments of the newly launched Oculus Rift virtual reality hardware have been delayed, resulting in refunds of customer shipping costs.

Having been made available 28 March for $599.99 (£410) a large quantity of orders have been delayed due to “component shortages”.

Preorders have been slow to appear to consumers keen to get their hands on the first-to-market VR headset.

The company has admitted the shortcomings in its distribution of the Oculus Rift with it claiming many will not be shipped until 12 April.

Oculus chief executive Brendan Iribe admitted the failure on Twitter.

Read a copy of the standard delay email sent to customers below.

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