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February 16th, 2022

128 GB vs. 256 GB Quest 2, What’s the Difference?

The difference between the 128 GB vs. 256 GB Quest 2 is the price and how many files it can hold.

A 256 GB Quest 2 can hold over twice as much as the 128 GB due to the in-built operating system taking up 10-15 GB of space.

The Quest 2 128 GB version costs $399 (currently on discount for Black Friday!) whilst the Quest 2 256 GB version costs $499.

But for an extra $100, is this worth it? I break it down below:

How Many Games can the Oculus Quest 2 Hold?

Here’s a breakdown of roughly how many games each version can hold:

  • 64 GB ~ around 29 games/apps
  • 128 GB ~ around 67 games/apps
  • 256 GB ~ around 142 games/apps

The files that take up the most storage will be game files, followed by movie files and the operating system.

The operating system takes up 10-15 GB of space.

How big are games on the Meta/Oculus Quest 2?

Games can take as little as 0.1 GB space or as much as 42+ GB depending on the game. According to our database, the average VR game size is 1.686 GB. 

This number is growing over time as games become more complex.

Personally, I wouldn’t worry about ‘future-proofing’ your headset. The VR space is rapidly improving and there’ll be new headsets soon. Instead, I’d rather save that extra money for a new gen headset over the coming years.

The biggest games currently are:

  • Medal of Honor: 42 GB of space
  • The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners: 8.39 GB of space
  • Resident Evil 4: 7.8 GB of space

But apart from these outliers, most games are within the 0.5 – 3 GB range.

Here are some example game file sizes for some popular games (updated Novemeber 2022):

Game Size
Robo Recall 3.7 GB
Phantom: Covert Ops 3.7 GB
Population One 2.8 GB
VRChat 304 MB (not including downloadable assets)
I Expect You to Die 897.8 MB
Creed: Rise to Glory 995.4 MB
Bigscreen 1.09 GB
Arizona Sunshine 1.32 GB
Dance Central 2.78 GB
Beat Saber 1.5 GB (not including custom assets)

How much space (GB) is Beat Saber? The game itself is 1.6 GB, but you can add custom songs and mods which can easily double or triple the size of it. Custom songs are usually ~3 megabytes each, so 100 custom songs = 300 MB.

How Big are Movies?

At 1080p, most movies are 1-3 GB. 3D movies are 10-25 GB+

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 has zero stutter, even when using the headset wirelessly.

Thanks to the Meta Quest 2’s crisp resolution it’s one of the best headsets for watching movies. Just make sure to buy some comfort mods if you want to watch movies on it.

The Verdict: Should I get 128 GB or 256 GB?

Oculus Quest 2 128 vs 256 GB

So which version should you get? Is 128 GB enough?

The winner: 128 GB – being able to hold 67 games/apps at once is more than enough for most people!

If $100 means a lot to you, then I wouldn’t even hesistate if I were you. Just go for the 128 GB version. You won’t be disappointed.

Worses comes to worse, you just run out of space and have to uninstall some old games to play some new ones.

Even if you’re an avid movie watcher, you can store those files on your PC/laptop and watch it through a program like Skybox or Bigscreen.

Is There Any Reason To get the 256 GB Version?

There are 4 main reasons to go the 256 GB version over the 128 GB:

  1. You travel frequently and want to store a lot of games/movies on the device.
  2. You want to store lots of movies on the device and not your PC. Movies are BIG.
  3. 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.
  4. You’re expecting to purchase hundreds of games.

Check stock here (official Oculus store)

Also, make sure to read: Should I buy the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap?

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