HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality headset has been on sale in several countries since the beginning of December. Both the Developer Edition and the Commercial Suite cost $3,000 and are sold through the Microsoft Store.
At the Education technology conference BETT in United Kingdom Roger Walkden from the HoloLens team revealed, that sales of the headset are so far in the ‘thousands’, insisting that’s all the company needs.
"We're not trying to sell hundreds of thousands or millions or anything, it's expensive, and it's not in huge numbers. So we're happy with the level of sales that we've got - I can't tell you anything about the numbers, but it's in thousands, not hundreds of thousands, and that's fine. That's all we need," he said.
Asked about future plans of waiting the production costs to lower, Walkden assured that HoloLens is currently in its version one and the VR market is new. “There’s a roadmap we’re following. For now this is the only device we need in order to get people started on their journey.”
Hololens is one of the things I'm most excited about. VR is cool and all, great for gaming (eventually), but AR has incredible possibility. I work in 3d modeling and design work, along with manufacturing. Being able to visualize products in-world ins...
After the Hololens itself becomes commercially available. The tech is too expensive at the moment. Its not as simple as VR by putting lenses in a box.
They wish they would get paid. lol They are just stupid haters.