HTC Cuts Price Of Vive VR Headset By $200

HTC Vive sees a MASSIVE price drop in the UAE

Many also regard it as the most impressive VR system, although Facebook's Oculus Rift is similarly advanced. HTC executives said at the time that the Vive's sales met the company's expectations and that it wasn't willing to discuss a price reduction. This means the headset no longer costs a hefty £759, but will instead set you back a more manageable £599. The company noted that the new entry price will make the system more accessible to the mass market across the globe. While the HTC Vive still costs more than the Rift or PSVR following the price drop, it is now within reach of a lot more potential VR gamers than it was before.

We have previously heard that following launch, the HTC Vive took a sizeable lead in the market over the Oculus Rift.

Now HTC is following suit, announcing this morning that it's dropping the price of its Vive virtual reality headset by $200 to $799 CAD.

HTC said it has continued to invest in growing the Vive hardware ecosystem.




The kit arrives with basically all the equipment needed for a full room-scale VR experience, including the Vive headset, two wireless controllers, and two lighthouse base stations, minus the VR-ready PC of course. This includes the current Vive exclusive, Fallout 4 VR, as well as Doom VFR.

The Vive's intense setup process and general clunkiness still makes it more of a choice for hardcore enthusiasts than casual VR buyers.

Since its debut, this is the first time HTC has reduced the price of the headset, suggesting that customers were not interested enough in the VR headset yet. The bundle also comes with copies of Everest VR, Tilt Brush, Richie's Plank Experience, and a free trial of Viveport Subscription that allows subscribers to download and play five VR games every month for $6.99 per month. For what it's worth, it did receive a Rs. 5,000 price cut as part of Amazon's sale earlier this month.

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