Oculus Gift Cards
My prefered way to make game purchases is via physical gift cards (scratch cards) that I buy at various stores to add funds to a virtual wallet that most virtual stores offer.
So far I have been able to make use of google play cards, steam gift cards, blizzard gift cards, PlayStation network cards.
Using PayPal or a Credit/Debit Card is inconvenient since if we don't have a credit/debit card or PayPal we can't purchase the games.
Even though you created an Oculus Quest which doesn't require PC or insight Track you can't really expect us to purchase the Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift S without another payment method like a gift card since it Prevents the customers under 18 to buy the game from the store.
And I know other stores that also offer this type of payment
Payment methods should be plentiful and convenient.
The Oculus store is the only one that does not offer a payment method that I can make use of.
So would you kindly add more?
Matt Smith commented
I mentioned for a Christmas gift that I'd like an Oculus gift card ... then I found this. WTF?! Facebook owns Oculus and has prepaid "gaming" gift cards ... why can't they be used here?
Eric S commented
How on earth do you guys not sell gift cards? You are leaving so much money on the table.
Carlos Arce commented
yes, #1 solid idea! plus, if someone wants to get gear or games, they could tell families or friends to get oculus gift cards so they can buy the gift they want. Please make this happen.
You need gift cards to expand your offerings. Gift cards or Oculus Cards would go a long way in the acceptance of this new technology. I am boring and wishing I didn’t buy my Quest, because I’m not going to put a credit card in. Therefore no new apps or games. It doesn’t need to be this hard. Very disappointed! The quest cost a lot of money and now I’m regretting it. A response from customer service would be nice!
This may just be number one on my list of improvements needed.
These should definitely be an option. I've been searching around the internet to put these on my Christmas list and they don't exist! This would also be a great gift for people getting their systems for the first time. Even a digital version would be great!
Jeremy Lamb commented
Absolutely no question that these should be an option.
Don't consider these votes to be the majority.
Oculus should have gift cards we users can also give to those we buy an Oculus VR Headset for. I just bought a Go for my Husband's upcoming Birthday as I own one and he borrows mine to play several games/experiences. If an Oculus Store Gift card was available, I could have given him both the device and a gift card to download a couple of games. The idea of a gift card would appeal to many buyers who are gifting the Oculus VR Headsets to family and friends. Just an idea for a possible new stream of Oculus revenue. Hope you will consider doing this in future
.......Hello? Facebook please listen to us
MightyQuinn VR Realm commented
I would love to be able to purchase gift cards, e-gift cards, or gift games to friends and family for the holidays🙏
Diego López commented
I want to buy games, please oculus, steam lets me pay in cash, why don't you sell gift cards
Austin Cooper commented
Facebook is literally throwing money away until they implement gift cards. I want to buy people gift cards for quest games but you won’t take my money.
Please make physical gift cards
Rick Lococo commented
My birthday is the 29th of November. This is my last birthday before we have kids and I literally need nor want anything else. Any chance you could get a gift card program up in 30 days ??
Please and thank you
Nicola Fern commented
I’d love to be able buy a digital or physical gift card. We are doing a VR project at my hospital in the UK and at the moment it’s basically impossible for us to buy anything on the store. With a gift card we could buy a specific amount on the organisation credit card to last a few months and then top up as needed.
Need this buy educational content for schools. Paying is super difficult or out of the question for many schools without it.
Cheryl G commented
Why would you prevent us from giving you money? I don't get it.
As I’m running the oculus app on iOS I’d also like to be able to use iTunes vouchers to buy games, as you can with other apps.
Thomas Nemeth commented
Wooo gift cards and store credit should be purchasable. I just bought a Quest and want people to buy me games or gift cards. Please take my loved ones' money.
Even if physical gift cards are too much due to printing, boxing, distribution, etc., electronic gift cards would still satisfy many people. The Oculus platform already allows credit balances. At least, add a feature to allow someone to go to the Oculus Store and buy an e-Gift card that emails a code to a recipient. When the recipient enters the code into their Oculus Account, the previously-purchased amount would be credited to their account.
This (a) lets parents give their kids a game balance to play with; (b) allows people to send gifts of Oculus software to their friends and loved ones; and (c) enables people without credit cards to buy games by giving cash to friends with cards so they can "gift" them the money back via the e-gift card purchase.
Not as great as physical cards, but cheaper to create and far better than nothing.