Ultimately this means that you will be able to find more retailers online that will be stocking the headset. This includes the likes of Best Buy, Walmart, Jet, and B&H as some of the additional retailers that will be carrying the device. According to HTC Vive’s US GM Dan O’Brien, “These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence and are a testament to VR’s march toward the broader consumer market.”
He adds, “Interest in VR and Vive continues to grow. Paired with recent news with Apple, Google and Intel, we’re seeing major retailers and direct-to-consumer companies endorse Vive as the premier VR experience.” As it stands, the HTC Vive is currently the most expensive VR headset in the market at the moment, especially when you consider that its rivals, such as the Oculus Rift, recently underwent a price cut of $100.
However according to HTC, “We don’t feel the need to cut the price of Vive, as we’ve had incredible success, and continue to see great momentum in market.”