HTC Vive Gets 200$ Price Cut

HTC has announced that their VR headset made in collaboration with Valve, the HTC Vive, will be getting a permanent price drop to 600$, effective immediately.

Along with this, all Vive purchases will come with a free trial for Viveport Subscription, HTC’s service that allows subscribers to experience five new VR games each month.

On the Vive’s site, HTC said that they hoped the price drop would make the VR more accessible to mainstream audiences:

Vive is the leader globally in high-end VR, and this new entry price will make the system available to an even broader audience. When customers purchase Vive, they are getting superior VR technology and the most complete ecosystem in VR.

This price cut now brings it to par with the Oculus Rift, which recently saw a temporary price cut to 400$ for the summer.

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  • Smart move, honestly. They got all they could from the high-end spenders, so now it’s a matter of moving down until the next market demographic has bought all the Vives they want.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Still too damn much for a glorified paperweight.

  • Kitsune

    I caved in and ordered one. I haven’t actually ever tried VR headset before so I am quite excited and nervous.

  • Jeslijar

    The thing is that it’s gone on sale before for essentially 200$ off. It was 700$ + free 100$ gc in december at the microsoft store (I used the 100$ microsoft gc to buy 100$ of steam gift cards to buy games that i’d buy anyway, so essentially 600$)

    Wasn’t worth it then for me, ended up returning it after playing around with it for about a week and getting bored. The games just don’t have the depth that I think it really needs when it is already the cost of a budget gaming pc – and you need much more than a budget pc to play effectively. Plus if you’re nearsighted you still need to wear glasses which fucks with the experience pretty heavily.

    Finally the hardware was fine to wear – but the resolution was low enough that you can see individual pixels and really a black grid when it’s on your face. This is something i’m sure the next generation of hardware will improve upon – as high DPI small screen displays are already in most phones.