HTC's Steam-powered Vive VR headset, which went on pre-order earlier this week, received 15,000 pre-orders in just 10 minutes. The revelation was made by Shen Ye, a VR product specialist at the Taiwan-based company.
Woah, more than 15k units in less than 10min :o— Shen Ye (@shen) February 29, 2016
That's quite impressive given that the headset costs a whopping $800 in the US (€899 in Europe). HTC CEO Cher Wang also took to Twitter to share what she said was an "overwhelming response to the start of pre-orders."
The HTC Vive is the second major VR headset that went on pre-order sale this year. Back in January, Rift from Facebook-backed Oculus VR was also made available to pre-order - the $600 device begins shipping March 28.
In my market its $500 for video card (GTX970? grab 980 to be sure), $300 for processor (4570k?), $50-100 for CPU cooler, $100-200 for motherboard, $70-200 for case, $100-200 for PSU, $200+ for SSD and RAM. Thats the minimum package. I can't imagine a...
True. They've had a head start, but now that Valve has it's own VR headset, I'm guessing they will focus their support on their own product. It's not only that, looks like Vive can do so much more. Have a look at Vive demo "Portal room", if you're in...
I have seen that oculus rift deals with valve already. One year ago or so I have seen video in which shows one guy playing team fortress 2. But that's for these facts now it is more clear for me. Oculus rift had a lot of hype in before.