In April this year, HTC had launched its Vive VR headset in the Indian market for Rs.92,990. After roughly four months, the Taiwanese company has announced a significant Rs.16,000 price cut for the VR headset, bringing its price down to Rs.76,990. The price cut isn’t exclusive to just the Indian market alone. In the US, HTC announced a $200 price cut for the Vive on Monday. After the price cut, consumers in the US can now get the Vive for just $599 (Rs.38,400 approx.), which makes it a bit more desirable.
However, even after the recent price cut, the Vive is more expensive than its chief rival, the Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift has been discounted to $399 (Rs.25,600 approx.) That’s $200 more affordable than the HTC Vive. To entice new customers, HTC is offering a free one-month trial to its Viveport subscription service, offering access to a collection of over 200 VR games. However, users can only choose up to a maximum of five games in a month. If you wish to play more games, you will need to pay for the subscription. Apart from a free one-month Viveport trial subscription, HTC is offering a few other freebies as well. These include Google Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Ritchie’s Plank Experience.
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. 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, said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC.