HTC Vive International Pricing Revealed; Costs $100 more in Australia Than in the US
With pre-orders for HTC Vive to open in just a few hours, the manufacturer has finally announced its pricing outside of the US.
While the Vive costs $799 in the US, the price has been pumped up to $899 in the Australia – that is without including shipping charges. Which means if you live in Australia, you are expected to pay around AU$1,261 for their virtual reality head mounted device (HMD) before shipping.
As for other regions, the HTC Vive will cost £689 in the UK, and CAD$1149 in Canada. Below is the breakdown of the pricing by launch per region:
HTC Vive MSRP
For Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland: € 899.00
The HTC Vive promises to provide more immersive experience than Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, but it’s also costs more than the others. HTC says the higher price point is because of the integration of two sensors and two controllers, which allow users to walk around and interact with the virtual world just as if it was real.
Pre-orders officially open February 29 at 10am Eastern time, with orders limited to one unit per customer.The ‘full commercial availability’ is planned for April 5. For a limited time, Vive will come with three VR apps: Tilt Brush, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, and Fantastic Contraption.
Are you looking to place a pre-order for HTC Vive? Is US $799 worth it for state-of-the-art VR? Let us know in the comments below.
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