You can now pre-order the HTC Vive for $799/€899, shipping starts April 5th


We’ve been hearing great things about the HTC Vive for quite a while now, with HTC and Valve’s VR headset being demonstrated at the various trade shows in the past year of so. Last week the U.S. pricing was unveiled for the HTC Vive, and it wasn’t an easy pill to swallow, at $799 it is $200 more expensive than the Oculus Rift. But what about the international pricing for the HTC Vive? Well, I’m afraid it doesn’t make for pleasant viewing either.

Before we get to the global pricing, let’s take a look at what the HTC Vive pre-order bundle includes:

  • HTC Vive headset
  • Two controllers
  • 3 Games: Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption, and Google’s Tilt Brush

Bearing in mind the HTC Vive’s U.S. pre-order price is $799, let’s take a look at how much international buyers will pay for the device:

  • Australia -US$899
  • Canada – CAD1149
  • China – CNY6,888
  • Taiwan – NT$28,288
  • Japan – JPY111,999
  • United Kingdom – £689
  • New Zealand – US$949
  • European Union – €899

As you can see, it isn’t cheap for anyone to pre-order, anywhere. It is important to remember that the HTC Vive is a new device, and as such, the early adopters will, as always, pay through the nose to own such a new device. The question you have to ask yourself is, how much cold, hard cash you are willing to pay to experience virtual reality.

Pre-orders for the Vive opened a little while ago, with shipping scheduled to commence on April 5th. Let us know in the comments below if you are going pre-order the HTC Vice.

Source: HTC Vive

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • komrath

    900€ for a toy that will be probably obsolete in the next 6 months? No.