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HTC Vive gets a $100 price cut for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By Jos
Nov 21, 2016
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  1. Virtual reality headsets still have a long way to go before hitting mainstream prices, but if you’ve been waiting for a deal on the HTC Vive to help justify your purchase that day has arrived. The company will be dropping the price by $100 at all online and retail stores from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

    The headset will sell for $699 “while supplies last”, and while that’s still pretty expensive even before factoring in the required PC, it’s the first big discount we’ve seen of a high-end VR headset. By comparison, Sony’s PlayStation VR launch bundle (includes VR headset, Move controllers, PlayStation 4 Camera and one game) is $499, while the Oculus Rift is $599 without motion controllers — the latter won’t be out until December 6th and will cost an extra $199, matching the price of the Vive.

    Aside from a deal on the headset itself, Vive owners can build up their VR library with some discounted gaming and non-gaming VR experiences from HTC’s Viveport apps store including Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, horror game A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, and World of Diving. The full list is here.

    The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will be available in Microsoft Stores, Amazon.com, Gamestop, Newegg.com, Micro-center, and Vive.com. In addition, for the first time, Vive will be available for sale in 34 Fry’s locations across the U.S and online. You can find a near you here.

    If you don’t care about VR but could do with a new smartphone, HTC is also shaving $200 off the HTC 10’s price, meaning the unlocked and off-contract device will sell for $499 through November 29th.

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  2. Ean Mogg

    Ean Mogg TS Rookie Posts: 20   +8

    They need to cut it more if they want VR to take off as at the moment its crashing like an Oric computer (look it up lol )
     
  3. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Guru Posts: 583   +316

    Keep on cuttin...
     
  4. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,058   +336

    Yup.... the consumer will decide what a product is worth. The whole package is worth about $450 if you ask me. the headset should be around $300. I'd buy if they were at that price.
     

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