HTC says Vive shipment problems are over

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The delays faced by those paying out for an HTC Vive headset are over, the hardware manufacturer has said.

As of now, any orders placed will be shipped out within two-to-three working days, HTC has assured.

There are a few feelings you can expect when you click the order button for your Vive – irrational excitement (well, we would actually call that level of excitement completely rational), anticipation, curiosity,” a blog update said. What we do not want you feeling is uncertainty over when your Vive will be shipped.”

Plus, US customers now have the option of buying the headset on the High Street at certain GameStop, Micro Center and Microsoft Store outlets. Pre-orders placed at those retailers will begin shipping next week. 100 demo stations have also started to roll out across North America.

VR rival Oculus annoyed a number of its customers last month when it made the headset available at Best Buy while many who had pre-ordered the device were still waiting.

In April HTC acknowledged that its ordering system had suffered a few hiccups.

HTC Vive costs 689 – or 746.60 when you factor in the whopping 57.60 shipping fee – direct from HTC in the UK. It can also be ordered from Currys PC World, which says it will be available from June 30th.

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