Oculus temporarily stops selling headsets in Germany

Oculus temporarily stops selling headsets in Germany

VR firm Oculus has halted sales of its Rift and Quest headsets in Germany.

That's according to, who was told by the Facebook-owned company that this was only a temporary measure and its hardware would be available to German consumers in the future. The social media giant didn't give a timeline for when this will take place.

"We are temporarily pausing the sale of Oculus devices to consumers in Germany. We will continue supporting users who already own an Oculus device and we're looking forward to resuming sales in Germany soon."

The problem seems to stem from on-going discussions with German regulators, with local media Heise Online saying that the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has said that Facebook's decision that Oculus users have to create a Facebook account tied to their hardware was not legal.

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