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HTC are ramping up Vive production to keep up with high demands. Hopefully Oculus will soon follow the trend.
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HTC has announced that it’s first VR headset, the SteamVR powered Vive, is to appear at 100 retail locations from this month and for those ordering online, they’re promising to ship to you within 72 hours wherever you are in the world.


The first SteamVR powered virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, launched in April and suffered a somewhat faltering start. The technology was great, as we said in our in depth launch review, but getting your hands on a system was decidedly tricky – especially if you were based in Europe.

Pre-orders went on sale in February, but as soon as launch day came, extended delivery times for the room-scale VR system caused by high demand built frustration among customers. As time went on, it transpired that there were more pre-orders who had suffered some extremely frustrating payment issues at the hands of HTC’s chosen third party payment provider, Digital River.

It’s a strong move from HTC which seems to be taking a march on their biggest competitor Oculus, who are still struggling to fulfil original back orders from the pre-order launch back in January and subsequent launch in late March.

http://www.roadtovr.com/htc-vive-to-hit-100-us-stores-orders-now-ship-in-72-hours-worldwide/
Edited by Swolern - 6/10/16 at 5:51am
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Glad to see that HTC is actually moving these. They really need to catch a break financially this year.
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Man please HTC. have these in other countries too. redface.gif

EDİT : Wait whaaaaat. They can directly ship it to me in Turkey... Hmmmmm... I now know my October bday gift biggrin.gif
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By watching youtuber having vive, this look like a load of fun but for 1100$ cad... this is too steep
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Vive is the best fun you can have with your clothes on, although that is optional as long as you close the curtains or have understanding neighbours.
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I just find it amusing as.

Oculus played cool kids, messed around with the preorders, delayed multiple times, sold to facebook and all around just penised about.

HTC comes up with a concept, shows it, produces it and devastates the market and Oculus with it.

Hell yeah. That's how you do business.
   
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I just find it amusing as.

Oculus played cool kids, messed around with the preorders, delayed multiple times, sold to facebook and all around just penised about.

HTC comes up with a concept, shows it, produces it and devastates the market and Oculus with it.

Hell yeah. That's how you do business.

Yep they though they had the handle on the technology but guess what nope tongue.gif
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I just find it amusing as.

Oculus played cool kids, messed around with the preorders, delayed multiple times, sold to facebook and all around just penised about.

HTC comes up with a concept, shows it, produces it and devastates the market and Oculus with it.

Hell yeah. That's how you do business.

I remember reading somewhere that Oculus was founded after a presentation from Vive and Vive has been in development before Oculus. Kinda makes sense as they have their **** together.
post #9 of 54
I heard this beats the crap outta the Occulus in every way. lol.
BTW its never good to rush out an buy V 1.0 of new hardware. Always wait for second or third iteration to work out the kinks.
post #10 of 54
Yeah, even if the Rift was vastly superior (which it isn't), i still wouldn't touch that store or TOS with a 10 foot pole..

Also waiting for a V2 of the Vive, while waiting we'll probably see Samsung and others jump into the high-end market.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/samsung-4k-vr-display/#:ZRnRbiKZShnTMA

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Vega/Big Pascal

= A superior monitor. thumb.gif I wonder if any of the new VR displays will have HDR? Exciting times either way.

AMD are also working on a 4k headset, who knows what LG and the others are working on..
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