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Should I buy Oculus Quest 2 64 GB or 256 GB?
It’s $100 extra for the 256 GB Oculus Quest, but is it worth extra cost?
Short answer: 64 GB is enough for most people. Sometimes they’re short on stock, but if both options are available, get the 64 GB version.
To help you decide, you can check the file sizes of games, apps and movies below.
How much space do you need for the Oculus Quest? Is 64 GB Enough?
Here’s a detailed breakdown.
Having more space means you can store more games on the headset, but most people will find the 64 GB version to be more than enough.
Due to Air Link and Oculus Link, you can even store games on your computer! Keep in mind – you’ll need a VR ready PC in order to do that.
Storing games on the headset itself will allow you to play wirelessly without linking up to the PC.
Here’s a breakdown of file sizes:
How big are Oculus Quest Games?
Most games are 0.5 – 3 GB of space.
Here are some of the more popular game sizes (updated April 2021):
- The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners is the biggest game at 8.39 GB
- Phantom Covert Ops, Population One and Robo Recall are some of the bigger games at 3.5 GB
- Tilt Brush is 292.9 MB
- VRChat is 304 MB (not including downloadable assets)
- I Expect You to Die is 897.8 MB
- Creed: Rise to Glory is 995.4 MB
- Bigscreen is 1.09 GB
- Arizona Sunshine is 1.32 GB
- SUPERHOT VR is 1.9 GB
- Dance Central is 2.78 GB
In general, the majority of games are 1 GB or under. Some of the bigger games reach 2-4 GB. Apart from Walking Dead Saints and Sinners, I haven’t seen any bigger games than that.
How much space (GB) is Beat Saber? The game itself is 0.6 GB, but you can add custom songs and mods which can easily double or triple the size if you’re heavily into it. Custom songs are usually ~3 megabytes each, so 100 custom songs = 300 MB.
For gaming alone, 64 GB is more than enough.
How many games can the 64 GB Oculus Quest 2 hold? That largely depends on the games, but the average game size is around 800 MB. This should allow you to install 80 games at once!
For 99% of people, this is more than enough, especially since you can always uninstall some older games to free up space.
On top of that, by using Oculus Link, you can play desktop games on your Oculus Quest headset without needing to install the games on it. So if you want to play SteamVR games or other desktop titles, you just need space on your computer, not your headset.
I currently have about 20 GB used up on games on my Oculus Quest, most of the games I play are on Steam.
Is There Any Reason To get the 256 GB Version?
There are 3 main reasons to go the 256 GB version over the 64 GB:
- You want to store lots of movies. Movies are BIG.
- You want to record a lot of gameplay videos (if you’re a Youtuber or something). If just casually recording, you can get away with the 64 GB version still.
- You want to install many games at once for whatever reason. Some people travel a lot and just want to store all their games whilst they travel.
How Big are Movies?
At 1080p, most movies are 1-3 GB. 3D movies are 10-25 GB+
The Quest has very high resolution, so it’s one of the best headsets for watching movies.
Movies can quickly take up space on your headset. However, by using programs like Skybox VR, OR tethering to your computer, you can just store the movie files on your computer and watch from your headset (both wirelessly and wired). Skybox VR is amazing and doesn’t lag at all, even when using the headset wirelessly.
Tl;DR (Too Long Didn’t Read)
The 64 GB Oculus Quest is suitable for 99% of people. Even hardcore gamers won’t run into space issues, but if you want to store a lot of movies or record lots of gameplay, then get the 256 GB version.
Also, make sure to read: Should I buy the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap?
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