Exposing this $800 VR platform to millions of new buyers in North America.
The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. HTC has announced that the virtual reality system can now be purchased from Amazon.com in the United States and is priced at $799.
The Taiwanese manufacturer made the sales expansion announcement Thursday, adding to the list of retailers like Microsoft and GameStop retailers, as well as online outlets like Micro Center and Newegg.
With more than more than 500 VR experiences now available on Steam to get your hands on, there should be plenty of content to select from. The VIVE was designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, allowing you to interact with virtual environments and objects using two wireless hand-controllers that have haptic feedback and 360° motion tracking. HTC also touts the ability to make your experiences more convenient and safe, incorporating essential functionality from your phone as well featuring a front-facing camera to blend physical elements into the virtual world.
If you have yet to demo the VIVE, you can check their site for demonstration locations throughout North America and lets us know if your first-hand experience is as mind-blowing as ours was.