Only a few days left before the helmet is released VR autonomous of Facebook, the Oculus Quest 2. Its announcement, September 16, has changed the game a little in terms of accessibility to virtual reality by offering the possibility to everyone, even those without a PC or consoles, to qualitatively enjoy the joys of VR from just € 349, all inclusive. Indeed, at that price, you can afford the model with 64 GB of storage memory, while for a hundred euros more, you can benefit from the one that has 256. Knowing that the two models are technically the same, we are not here at Microsoft with its S and X Series, the choice of model to buy will depend on your expectations and your uses and what you want to store. Let’s take stock together.
Before looking at the choice itself, we would first like to try to lay the foundations as to what it is possible to put on the “small” model ofOculus Quest 2. With its 64 GB, it actually allows you to store multimedia content or games on around 52 GB (the system, at the time of this writing, occupies 11.31 GB). This makes it possible to currently install around forty applications even if this figure may decrease a little with the arrival of new games optimized for the Quest 2 and also – and above all even – with the many upgrades to existing games. That said, for now, despite a few headlines like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (8 Go), Arizona Sunshine (4,5 Go), Dash Dash World (3,37 Go), Tetris Effect (3 GB) or the demo of Warhammer 40.000: Battle Sister with its 2.5 GB which logically suggests that the final game will be much bigger, the vast majority of games for the Quest weigh no more than 2 GB on average.
To give you a real idea of what you can install on October 13, you will find on page 2 of this article the thirty-eight games and applications installed (including the titles above) on our test model which is a 64 GB. As you can see, there is really plenty to do and even if you have to uninstall some to make room for another possible big game, who really needs so many titles installed at the same time?
Who is the model with 64 GB suitable for? Those who no longer intend to play with their PC games (via theOculus Link or Virtual Desktop), those on a tight budget, those who prefer to use the hundred euros of difference to pay for accessories like theElite Strap, the carrying case or the spectacle wearer kit, or to those who consider it unnecessary to have their entire game library installed at the same time on their headphones.
Who is the model with 256 GB suitable for? For those for whom storage matters. For example, those who plan to watch 3D movies that sometimes weigh more than 50 GB when they are in good quality, or those who go on a long journey without the Internet and who want to leave with all the late seasons of their favorite series without compromising on quality. In terms of games, it will be especially for those for whom uninstalling and reinstalling a game is an unbearable concept and who want to have everything with them, all the time. Without forgetting those for whom the budget is not a blocking factor and who choose to have fun.
Finally, we really think the Oculus Quest 2 with 64 GB is more than enough for the majority of us and that it is better to use the differential budget to pay for accessories or games. Even if tomorrow – a fairly unlikely assumption in the short term – all the games were to weigh 8 GB, or even a little more, there would still be enough room to have several at the same time. That said, even if this choice seems reasonable to us, and it will seem paradoxical to you, if you have the budget, do not deprive yourself of the model with 256 GB, it will allow you to take advantage of the VR in all these aspects even with large files.