HTC Vive scores 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes

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HTC’s Steam-powered Vive VR headset, which went on pre-order earlier this week, received 15,000 pre-orders in just 10 minutes. The revelation was made by Shen Ye, a VR product specialist at the Taiwan-based company.

Woah, more than 15k units in less than 10min 😮

Shen Ye (@shen) February 29, 2016

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That’s quite impressive given that the headset costs a whopping $800 in the US (899 in Europe). HTC CEO Cher Wang also took to Twitter to share what she said was an “overwhelming response to the start of pre-orders.”

Super excited at the overwhelming response to the start of pre-orders!@htcvive@shen@PeterFrolundpic.twitter.com/mUpovMjYtL

Cher Wang (@CherWang) February 29, 2016

The HTC Vive is the second major VR headset that went on pre-order sale this year. Back in January, Rift from Facebook-backed Oculus VR was also made available to pre-order – the $600 device begins shipping March 28.

Source: gsmarena.com

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14 thoughts on “HTC Vive scores 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes

  1. Anonymous, 5 hours agoWow…You must be ,ad to shell such monet for such preliminary tech. The HMD is too heavy, the dpi too low, still no effective way to control your characters. It’s a devkit sold as an end product.

    Don’t take me wrong, vr is the future, but as Palmer Luckey once said “bad VR is the true enemy of VR”. It’s not that it is bad either, it’s early gen, I think they should sell at loss at first so that to have it to more homes, and when VR takes off release it full price.

  2. Still far from Xiaomi’s “50k units in 5 seconds” sales. Nonetheless, impressive for a $800+ device, which requires $2k PC as a minimum.

  3. not all people know about vive and after many months it will sold more.also I want it as it land in our markets.

  4. in comparison htc vive is far better than oculus and for sure htc vive will appear in my room.good move by htc

  5. Anonymous, 5 hours agoin comparison htc vive is far better than oculus and for sure htc vive will appear in my room…. moreany arguments/facts why?

  6. HTC Vive > Samsung Gear VR crap.

    I would buy HTC Vive at any given day.

  7. Brian sohai, 4 hours agoHTC Vive > Samsung Gear VR crap.

    I would buy HTC Vive at any given day. @Brian sohai.
    Gear VR is not made by Samsung. It’s made by Oculus Rift based on Murica!
    Yes i agree HTC Vive is far better than that USA made crap Oculus Rift Gear VR.

  8. Mantra, 4 hours ago@Brian sohai.
    Gear VR is not made by Samsung. It’s made by Oculus Rift based on Murica!
    Yes… moreHave you two ever considered the price difference? You both are comparing an entry level VR headset to a full blown premium one. Get some common sense!

  9. my 3570k and cute little r7 250x will have a hard time rendering those sences! (i don’t get why they require so much processing power :S I mean it is 2 eyes but 2 4:3 low res screens and they process same thing so they can require even less graphics?!)
    I don’t have money for a case and there are no games for it atm, otherwise i would buy one ;(

  10. Anonymous, 5 hours agoYou must be ,ad to shell such monet for such preliminary tech. The HMD is too heavy, the dpi t… moreThe quote that you’ve post was said because of Google cardboard VR.And that piece of sh*t will dissapoint too many people about VR expirience.
    On the other hand Vive is a real deal!Too bad that not many people had compliant graphic card to run this thing…. Including myself : \

  11. Herodroid, 4 hours agoany arguments/facts why?I can answer that, if that’s ok. I’ve seen Vive in action, and Oculus already. #1 the image is so much sharper and so much more realistic on Vive. #2 Oculus requires you to sit down and just move your head around. Vive has got a set of 2 cameras, that read all your movements, the size of available space, and adjust the experience according. #3 controllers on Vive works fantastic. Just as they should with non visible lag input. #4 While Oculus is nice and let’s you see what it would be like to do things, that are in front of your eyes, Vive actually makes you feel like you’re experiencing it. I’m sure there are more, once I’ll get my hands on my own version, but first impressions are really good. Oh…#5 It’s colaboration of HTC with Valve…VALVE, the biggest gaming platform on PC, which will take the VR to the next level, with their full support. Well…one hopes, but it’s obvious they want their product to do well. I mean…I’d love to see Rift stepping up, we all know competition is good, but the realease version comparison? Vive. Hands down, hats off.

  12. Gibbs-kamhagh, 3 hours agomy 3570k and cute little r7 250x will have a hard time rendering those sences! (i don’t get w… moreIt’s 30% more pixels (compared to standard 1080p) and 50% more frames (compared to standard 60 fps).

    It’s probably not that simple, but that’s 2 times the effort to render each frame compared to typical 1080p 60fps display.

    I’m more curious why the delivery costs 100euros to Finland. I got my phone delivered from China directly to my door for 20 euros. Are they shipping it from the moon or something?

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