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?
When I got my Quest I was very surprised that Oculus didn’t have their own gift cards. They are missing out on so much money by not having them.
This is the only platform that does not have gift cards. Yes, you can use Visa gift cards, but they do not work very well. You cannot spread purchases over multiple cards, so if a game cost $15 and you only have $14 remaining on the Visa gift card, there is no way to use the remaining balance of the Gift Card. The transaction will be denied. This does not occur if you have a Oculus gift card or if transactions can be spread across multiple cards.
We need the gift cards! Seriously how did they miss the holiday opportunity of selling thousands of gift cards!
Troy Evans commented
Seeing that games for the Oculus Quest are 4 (four) times more expensive than they are on the OC GO you'd think their R&D team would have thought of this by now. With a very limited number of games and the inability to transfer games from the GO to the Quest it seems the only logical solution.
Gage Peterson commented
Plz make a oculus store gift card BBC so I don’t have to keep wasting my money and time
Can someone tell me if you can use a visa gift card for purchase of games? It keeps having error message pop up on my visa gift card.
Ryan Askew commented
Just use a visa gift card
I used a steam card but the code was too short
Jeronimo Ezquer commented
I need a gift card so I can make it easier for my friends to choose my bday present lol
It's on January. No hope? Maybe? =P
lance canham commented
Its nice to see im not the only one. TBH this is getting to be a pet peeve with me. The whole " you need a credit card to buy a game" Anything for that matter these days.
Im at the point that when A game comes out - if it neglects steam or there is no option to get a card off the shelf that even if it eventually comes to steam I will not buy it or any of there products. I feel stung or thrown under the bus because I don't have a card. I refuse to get a credit card - its a life choice.
Not every one can buy these games or others who choose to make more money by side stepping steam. Steam works for every one - You just need cash at any big store.
I just want to scream at these companies either put out a card on the shelf or get off your greedy high horses and put it on steam for EVERY ONE TO BUY.
Im sick and tired of feeling like a second class citizen because I don't have a credit card.
Enough said - glad to see im not the only one.
I heartily agree. I received a Quest as a gift from a few people. As a caregiver , I don't get a break so the Quest is my one break from daily life. Some folks want to buy me games as gifts since I had to give up working to take care of my ill parents and as a result cannot afford any. If gift cards were a part of Oculus, it would allow people currently without means to enjoy more of what the system has to offer. There are literally five games of 29.99 that I would be gifted right now if the process existed. Please find a way to make it happen. It would mean additional revenue for you and wonderful experiences for us.
A win\win all around!
Kevin Scott commented
These comments are far too kind. It shouldn't be this hard to give you money. Do you actually have buildings full of nerds who haven't figured this out? Or is finance worried about how to accrue the revenue? Take the money and count it later. Come on, guys... Get your **** together and take our money. I believe in you.
I agree, cant gift games
My mother wanted to buy me a game for my birthday, went through all the trouble of figuring out gift cards weren’t available and bought me a visa gift card only for that card to error out in the oculus store (works elsewhere). I have family members who are eager to buy me a game so they can play it too! Quests are selling out all over the place, gift cards would fly off the shelf for Christmas given the opportunity.
Alex Lichtenhan commented
Yeah, same for me as others here. I'm being ask what I like for Christmas and I can't tell them Oculus gift card.
Gutted there are no OQ gift cards. People have been asking me what I'd like for Christmas, and what I want is the gift of gaming 😉
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!