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HTC Slashes the Vive’s Price to $599, But The Platform Isn’t Moving

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Today, HTC announced that it would slash the price on the Vive by $ 200, cutting it from $ 800 to $ 600. This is the first price cut the Vive has seen, and it’s undoubtedly a move to compete with Oculus, which has been selling the Rift + Touch for $ 400 this year. Matthew Gepp, writing for Vive, notes: Starting today (8/21), we are reducing the price of Vive by $ 200. The…

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Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

A new report claims that Oculus is working with Qualcomm to design a headset that won’t require tethering to a PC or phone, and will sell for as little as $ 200. This standalone headset would be a huge step forward for the industry, and it couldn’t come at a better time for Oculus. Oculus may have first demonstrated the VR’s ability to generate community excitement, thanks to its fabulous Kickstarter debut. But the company has struggled over the last 12 months. Hardware shipments were delayed due to component shortages….

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

There’s been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus. Earlier this week, Sony announced it was closing on one million VR headsets sold since the launch late last year. Sony has moved 915,000 VR units to date, even though we haven’t seen many new VR games launch for the platform (though Resident Evil 7 is a notable exception). Oculus has been busy these last few months bringing its touch controllers to market, working on a new standalone headset that doesn’t require…

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