Can You Sell Oculus Quest With Games?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you the proud owner of an Oculus Quest and its accompanying games? Perhaps you have decided to upgrade to a newer model or simply want to part ways with your current setup. But before you do, you may be wondering – can you sell your Oculus Quest with the games that you purchased?

The short answer is yes, you can sell your Oculus Quest with the games included. However, there are some important considerations and limitations to keep in mind.

Legalities

First and foremost, it is important to note that selling your Oculus Quest with its games may not be legal in all cases. This is because when you purchase a game for the Oculus Quest, you are typically purchasing a license to use that game for personal use only. This means that if you were to sell the game along with the headset, you would essentially be transferring ownership of that license to someone else.

Some game developers may allow for this kind of transfer under certain circumstances, but others explicitly prohibit it in their terms of service. Before attempting to sell your Oculus Quest with its games included, it is important to review the terms of service for each game and ensure that doing so is allowed.

Hardware Limitations

Assuming it is legal to sell your Oculus Quest with its games included, there are some hardware limitations to keep in mind. Specifically, each Oculus Quest headset is tied to a specific user account and cannot be used without logging into that account.

This means that if you were to sell your headset along with its games without first removing your user account from the device, the new owner would not be able to access those games. To avoid this issue, make sure to factory reset your device before selling it.

  • To factory reset your Oculus Quest:
    • Go to Settings > Device > Reset
    • Select “Reset Headset”
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset

Selling Games Separately

If you are unable to sell your Oculus Quest with its games included due to legal or hardware limitations, you may still be able to sell the games separately.

Many game developers allow for game licenses to be transferred between user accounts, which means that you could sell your games and transfer those licenses to the new owner. However, it is important to note that this process can be time-consuming and may require some technical know-how.

To transfer a game license between accounts, you will typically need to contact the game developer’s customer support team and provide proof of ownership for both accounts. The process can take several days or even weeks to complete, so be sure to factor in this extra time when planning your sale.

In Conclusion

Selling an Oculus Quest with its games included is possible, but there are some important legal and hardware considerations to keep in mind. If selling the games along with the headset is not possible, you may still be able to sell them separately by transferring the game licenses between user accounts.

Before attempting to sell your Oculus Quest or its games, make sure to review the terms of service for each game and take any necessary steps (such as factory resetting the device) to ensure a smooth transaction.