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HTC sold 15,000 Vive VR headsets in just 10 minutes

James Pearce
March 2, 2016

Manufacturer revealed that virtual reality headset saw a massive response when it went on pre-order on Monday

HTC received more than 15,000 pre-orders for its virtual reality headset, the Vive, in less than 10 minutes.

The figure was shared by HTC’s VR product specialist Shen Ye in a tweet posted yesterday, which claimed the Taiwanese manufacturer had seen a huge response to the headset, which opened for pre-order on Monday.

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 09.44.10The Vive, which is bundled with two controllers, two remote cameras and a headset, costs £689.

It is cheapest in the US ($800) meaning that HTC has generated at least $12 million worth of revenue form the device in under 10 minutes.

The manufacturer has partnered with gaming firm Valve to launch the device, which was unveiled at CES in January and demonstrated at Mobile World Congress last week.

It is the first time a manufacturer has revealed sales figures around virtual reality devices. Samsung, LG, and Alcatel all unveiled VR devices and add-ons at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Mobile News were given a demonstration of the HTC Vive at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. Click here to check out the Vive in action.

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