HTC Vive VR Headset Launched at Rs. 92,990, Goes Up for Pre-Orders on Saturday
After lunching the Vivo VR international in April 2016, HTC has been finally launched its virtual reality headset to India. We would exclusively report the upcoming next launch of the HTC’s Vive headset in India earlier in this week, and the announce prices of this HTC vive headset is Rs. 92,990 falls in line with our report, as is the expected May be available soon.
The HTC Vive headset will be exclusively available in Amazon India and pre-orders for this will begin from Saturday, April 22, rather than April 20 as previously expected, although the date could have been pushed by the launch of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.
Therfore , the Vive headset site will be also up by April 25 and HTC is setup a in-store experience across the select locations in the country. We can also expect the pre-orders to start shipping from the next month.
“We are happy to launch Vive headset in India. Vive has been totally transformed the way to we interact with the whole world, brings ultimate mainstream experience to the costumers. Now consumers and developers can experienced immersive and virtual reality in a way that reshape human imagination power beyond boundaries,” Faisal Siddiqui, President of South Asia, HTC said.
- At Rs. 92,990 per piece, the HTC Vive is no means easy on the pocket. In The market for high end VR headsets in India is still in its nascent stage and the company may be see a slow start. Compared to the HTC Vive, Sony’s PS VR, which is available in the country now, is priced far cheaper at Rs. 41,990 compared to HTC, and has reportedly sold quite well.
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- We will just have been to wait and see how the HTC Vive selling in the country. In the US, the HTC Vive costs only $799 (around Rs. 52,000). The Oculus Rifton the other hand costs $499 (roughly Rs. 32,200), and is yet to make its way into the subcontractor.
- As part of it’s launch in India, HTC is also offering two fully qualified fledged VR experiences Everest VR and Richie’s Plank Experiences. The former virtually lets you experience climbing with the Mount Everest, while the latter will make you experience walking on a plank 80 stories high up. Both are aim to give you an idea about the good experience you get with HTC’s VR headset.
- HTC Vive headset owners will also be able to access a number of apps specially to designed for Vive by heading over toViveport, HTC’s app stores only for virtual reality. Viveport will offer you like VR-based apps across educational, design, art, social, video, music, sports, health, fashion, travel, news, shopping, creativity tools and much more.
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