A second VR headset now has an official UK price.
HTC has announced how the $800 it is charging for Vive in the US will translate on this side of the pond. The number it has produced? 689.
By today’s exchange rate $800 is worth about 576, so that’s a pretty steep premium. The European price will be €899.
In January it was announced that the Oculus Rift will cost 499 (and $599 in the US).
For the money HTC Vive buyers will get a headset, two wireless controllers, two room sensors and copies of Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Tilt Brush.
You can pre-order HTC Vive now, with shipments kicking off in April. Oculus Rift is due to start shipping in March. It looks as if Sony might announce a price and release date for PlayStation VR next month.
UPDATE: As Tweeted by 22Cans’ Colin Gallacher, shipping for the Vive for UK buyers comes out at a mighty 57.60, bringing the actual total to 746.60. Three quarters of a grand.
Vive – £57 shipping.. pic.twitter.com/PzPD4wCvjs
— Colin Gallacher (@ColinCGallacher) February 29, 2016