After HTC announced a $200 price cut of the Vive VR headset in the US yesterday, the company has now reduced the price of the headsets by Rs 16,000 in India as well. Which means, starting today, the HTC Vive VR headset will be available for Rs 76,990. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
Additionally, on purchase of the Vive headset, you will get a free trial to Viveport Subscription, which is priced at Rs 399 per month in India. Under this subscription, you can choose up to five titles per month, and copies of other VR apps like Google’s Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie’s Plank Experience. The HTC Vive VR system includes VR controllers, room scale movement, and a head mounted display that features a built in camera. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
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. ALSO READ: HTC to launch standalone Vive VR headset in China this year
Launched in April 2016, the headset was launched in India almost a year later. You can probably tell from the price tag of the headset, which even after a Rs 16,000 discount, is by no means easy on the pocket. Compared to the HTC Vive, Sony s PS VR, which is available in the country, is priced far cheaper at Rs 41,990.
Just yesterday, HTC cut Vive VR headset s prices by $200 (Rs 12,900 approximately) in the US, after which the VR gear costs $599 (approximately Rs 38,500). The price drop is currently applicable in select markets only, and will soon come in effect in other global markets including, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: Standalone VR headsets is what we needed; WorldSense technology from HTC, Lenovo coming soon