The HTC Vive is now available for pre-order and it’s already making waves. According to Shen Ye from HTC, the VR headset has sold 15,000 units in a mere 10 minutes. It seems that the thirst for VR is quite real indeed.
Here’s the obligatory tweet:
Woah, more than 15k units in less than 10min 😮
— Shen Ye (@shen) February 29, 2016
This certainly points to good news for HTC, as they’re bringing in the most expensive VR solution of the bunch. Priced at a whopping $799 in the USA, the HTC Vive is a full $200 more expensive than the Oculus Rift. The high price does not come as a surprise, as apart from the headset, the HTC Vive includes two basestations, two controllers (one for each hand), and two games, as well as Tilt Brush from Google, a painting app for VR.
The HTC Vive can be pre-ordered now. If you live in Europe, it’ll cost you €899, and if you live in the UK, your wallet will be £689 lighter. The device is presently available only in a limited number of territories, so check if yours is on the list over here.
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