If you have been holding off until the holidays to pick up the new HTC Vive, your patience is about to pay off. The company announced that starting on Black Friday, authorized retailers selling HTC Vive in the United States can mark $100 off the MSRP.
The deal also applies to the HP Vive Bundle, which combines a VR-ready HP Envy 750 and the full Vive system for only $1399, after discount. In addition, Vive owners can pad their VR library with some of the most popular titles with big discounts at HTC’s Viveport app store, with bundle deals and a 50% off sale running through the weekend.
“This is our first holiday with true virtual reality at a massive consumer level,” said Dan O’Brien, VP, Virtual Reality, VIVE. “We want everyone to get into a Vive and experience the promise of Virtual Reality. Vive is the most complete Virtual Reality System. Everything you need to have the best VR experience is in a single box: the Vive Headset, two motion controllers, and two base stations for 360 degree room-scale tracking.”
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will be available online and in all retail locations where Vive is sold today, like Microsoft Store locations, Amazon.com, and other popular locations.
“Fry’s is known for offering its customers a wide variety of leading-edge tech products for home and office,” stated company spokesman, Manuel Valerio. “Fry’s is thrilled to add another such product by carrying the VIVE, a first-of-its-kind, virtual reality system in all our stores and at Frys.com. We’re confident our customers will be very excited to try and purchase VIVE.”
Viveport, HTC Vive’s app store for all non-gaming VR content, is running a bundle deal plus discounts on top titles for the entire weekend. Customers can build their library with a $5 bundle deal on three of the most popular VR apps: Soundstage, Arcade Artist and Lumen. In the spirit of the season for giving, Viveport is also offering 50% discount on 20 titles across the digital-store. Officially, Viveport’s Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale starts at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 24 and runs through 11:59 p.m. on November 28. There will be a Limit one discount per customer restriction, and only while supplies last.
Since Amazon is offering the $100 promotion, you can try and grab one for yourself on the official product page here.
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