The price for the HTC Vive has been revealed to be $799, making the headset $200 more expensive than the Oculus Rift. Pricing includes the headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations to track movement, a link box to connect the headset to a PC and a pair of Vive earbuds.
HTC and Valve have justified the high price by calling the Vive a “complete system”. In comparison to the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive includes controllers to work with the system, while the Oculus Rift only includes a Xbox One controller and will sell the Rift’s Touch controller at a later date.
Pre-orders for the HTC Vive will start on February 29th at 7 AM PST and will be released in April. The headset will include two free games; Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.
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