HTC Vive Preorders Officially Open [UPDATE]
Off to a fast start.
[UPDATE] HTC's Shen Ye says the HTC Vive moved around 15,000 units in its first 10 minutes on sale.
Woah, more than 15k units in less than 10min :o— Shen Ye (@shen) February 29, 2016
The original story is below.
HTC Vive, the virtual reality headset from HTC and Half-Life developer Valve, is now available for preorder. Orders for the $800 device opened today, February 29, at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST.
You can place an order here at HTC's store. The devices will start shipping in early April.
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The Vive Consumer Edition comes with the headset, two wireless controllers, two "base stations," a link box (to connect to your PC), and a pair of Vive earbuds. It also includes two games--Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption--as well as Google's Tilt Brush app.
You also need a capable gaming rig; something in the $1,000 range, according to GameSpot sister site CNET. Check out the GameSpot's video above for a more detailed overview.
GameSpot tried HTC Vive and reported that the headset demonstrates the future of virtual reality better than any other device. Sony's PlayStation 4 virtual reality device PlayStation VR also releases this year, but the company has yet to announce pricing or other specific launch details for it.