Vive now shipping immediately from HTC, retail demo locations expand

 

HTC has announced that the HTC Vive is now available for purchase in 24 countries. Visiting www.vive.com (great scoop on web domain although redirects) can net you a VR unit that will ship in 2-3 business days of purchase. I can’t say that I know what your father likes, but if he has been a really great parent this year AND you have the money to spend, you can get him one of these in time for Father’s Day.

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Apart from the silly idea of getting your father the HTC Vive for Father’s Day (unless you love him that much), HTC is ramping up its distribution abilities to rival the Oculus Rift, which is barely available at this point. You can also pick up the Vive in select Microsoft, GameStop, and MicroCenter stores. If you have placed a pre-order through these retailers, then your pre-order should be fulfilled beginning this week.

Did you read my article on the HTC Vive demo I thoroughly enjoyed? Catch up on Jake’s review? Reading either, I think you’ll agree that you need to try this headset out. HTC also announced that beginning this month, the Vive will be demoed in 100 retail locations throughout North America, which includes the retails stores listed above. A full list can be found by visiting the Vive website.

“Since beginning pre-orders at the end of February and shipping in early April, we’ve seen incredible interest in Vive,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC. “Working with our retail partners has only enhanced that momentum because more people are able to try the only truly immersive virtual reality offering on the market today.”

The HTC Vive is priced at $799 US and $1,149 CAD. Visit the official website for more information at www.vive.com.

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