HTC Vive price drops to $599

HTC Vive price drop art- now available for $599

This is the Vive's first major price cut, having only previously offered a one day discount since launch.

HTC has slashed the price of its Vive VR headset, bringing it down by $200 to $599.

If that weren't enough, the company is also offering a free trial to Viveport Subscription, which allows you to choose from a selection of VR games (up to 5 per month) alongside Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience. The discount is meant to stimulate consumer interest in the system, and make it easier to afford accessories, including the Vive Tracker that went on sale earlier this year, The Verge says. "We think now is the right time to reset the price".

The price drop is effective immediately - so if you've been waiting for a more affordable VR option, now might just be the time. Vive's game-changing technology, best-in-class content and unmatched global partners are fulfilling the promise of VR like never before. Facebook/Oculus is selling the Rift +Touch bundle for $399 / £399 for a limited time, after which it will rise to $499 / £499.

The HTC Vive is often considered to be the best of the three main gaming headsets from a technical standpoint. When customers purchase Vive, they are getting superior VR technology and the most complete ecosystem in VR.

We're not going to be coy about it, we absolutely love the HTC Vive.

The rival PC-based Oculus Rift HMD VR system is now attracting new VR explorers with its "Summer of Rift" promotion.

HTC said there are more than 3600 titles available across Steam and Viveport for Vive, and pointed to the upcoming release of Fallout 4 and Doom VFR from Bethesda. "We're focused on delivering both great value together with the best VR experience on the market and we're excited to lead the way in bringing VR to the mainstream".

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