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Oculus Rift goes on sale on Best Buy site, immediately sells out

On Wednesday, electronics store Best Buy quietly launched the online purchase page for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, just a few weeks after the retailer made the device available in limited quantities at its brick and mortar locations.

The device is listed at the normal price of $599.99 and offers free shipping, however, anxious VR fans obviously acted quickly, because the page already lists the device as "sold out."

And while the scarcity of the device might lead some to believe that the Oculus is already a breakaway hit, the company has admitted that the inability to meet demand is due to a component shortage.

Nevertheless, based on the rapid sell out on Best Buy's site, there's at least enough demand out there to keep the Oculus production lines running at full steam, even if that doesn't necessarily spell a huge hit.

In the meantime, if you've been looking to snag the elusive and well-reviewed VR headset, you now have yet another option to check in on as you attempt to get your virtual fix. 

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