HTC Vive today announced a $300 price reduction for Vive in Australia, making one of the most advanced VR systems more accessible to the mass market. Starting today, the HTC Vive will be available for $999 AUD. A more reasonable price that should help those on the fence about getting one make take the plunge. The news also follows a recent price drop for the Oculus Rift
that we saw.
Of course for this price you get room-scale VR, with all the gear needed for a truly immersive VR experience. The new price and HTC Vive package also comes with a free trial to Viveport Subscription (where you can pick up to 5 titles per month to experience), and copies of Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience.
“Our goal at Vive has always been to offer the best and most advanced VR system and drive mass market adoption for VR across the globe,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC. “We’re continuing to deliver on that commitment with this new price for Vive, making VR more accessible to a broader audience and driving the entire VR industry forward. Vive’s game-changing technology, best-in-class content and unmatched global partners are fulfilling the promise of VR like never before. With highly anticipated titles, and the upcoming launch of Vive Tracker, there has never been a better time to embrace Vive, and enjoy the most immersive VR experience available.”
This is great news for VR. If you're interested in purchasing a HTC Vive, head here