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HTC reduces Vive VR headset pricing by $200

The headset is now priced at $599

HTC reduces Vive VR headset pricing by $200

HTC reduces Vive VR headset pricing by $200

 
The Oculus Rift has been available with reduced pricing for a while now, leaving the HTC Vive in a rather difficult position. Yes,  it is the superior headset in terms of "Room Scale" capabilities and now offers a design that is 15% more lightweight than its launch day counterpart, but since the Oculus "Summer of Rift" promotion started, its price made it difficult to recommend.  

 

Now HTC has responded with an official price reduction, which decreases the HTC Vive's price from $799 to $599, which is a $200 discount. New customers will also get copies of Google's Tilt Brush, EverestVR, Richie's Plank Experience and a free trial for Viveport, where consumers gain get access to five VR titles a month to experience for free. 

  

HTC reduces Vive VR headset pricing by $200  

This pricing change makes the HTC Vive much more competitive with Oculus' new Rift Headsets, which may be cheaper but offers less "Room Scale" tracking ability/range. One other advantage that HTC Vive users have is the ReVive hack/mod, which allows Vive users to play/experience Oculus Exclusive content. 

 

You can join the discussion on HTC's Vive price reduction on the OC3D Forums

 

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21-08-2017, 05:16:23

jimma47
Nice. Hopefully they mirror this in Aus. So far all we have is $100 AUD off - down to $1299.00 so it's still nearly twice the price that the US pays. This deal should equate to $760.00 AUD +shipping. They're all manufactured in Taiwan anyways so why would that be different to the states?Quote

21-08-2017, 07:47:23

Gurnicus
£599 on the steam store ($599 should be about £460 if they uaed actual exchange rate) so still out of my price range sadly. If they matched the Rift's current price then it would be a no brainer.

Still, it's a step in the right direction!Quote

21-08-2017, 08:16:34

Damien c
Nice prop but still out of my reach for a while yet.

@Gurnicus, thing is iirc the $599 doesn't include tax but if it does then it is about right by the time you add 20% tax on to the UK price.Quote

21-08-2017, 08:41:47

Kourgath223
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Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
@Gurnicus, thing is iirc the $599 doesn't include tax but if it does then it is about right by the time you add 20% tax on to the UK price.
Steam in the US doesn't include sales tax in the price listed on the store page, they aren't required to by law, each state has it's own sales tax percentage, and each state determines for it self if online purchases even have sales tax (I think most have started taxing online sales though).Quote

21-08-2017, 08:54:42

WYP
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Originally Posted by Gurnicus View Post
£599 on the steam store ($599 should be about £460 if they uaed actual exchange rate) so still out of my price range sadly. If they matched the Rift's current price then it would be a no brainer.

Still, it's a step in the right direction!
For the UK you still need to include VAT. The US does not include tax in their retail prices, whereas the UK does.

Including the VAT in the UK has the conversion be around $1 to £1 typically. Overclockers UK has reduced the Vive to £599 from around £780.Quote
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