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

Jos

TS Evangelist

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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Ean Mogg

TS Booster
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 )
 

IAMTHESTIG

TS Evangelist
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.