Schools will probably buy
They will probably flog a lot to schools. If my, now delayed due to a statewide curriculum review*, new Software Engineering syllabus has the same general outline as its unlamented draft**, year 12 students will HAVE to do a VR project. Given the cost of the developer version, I think I have just taught my last year 12 software development class ever.
*it's ok we will keep using our outdated 20-year-old (last revision 9ish years ago) one instead. If I had a dollar for every time I said, "This is what I have to teach you and you will need to remember for your exam, but in the real world ...", I think I could retire.
**my feedback on this section was "How am I supposed to mark the project?" Whenever I wear 3d glasses, I get a blinding headache in less than 5 minutes, and I get nauseous and have fallen off chairs wearing "cardboard", "AR headsets", and a demo VR (on a course @ the MS office in Sydney). The second part was equity, private schools will be able to afford 1 device per student, I will be lucky if I can get 2 to share among 12.