HTC Vive has sold 140,000 but sales could be picking up

HTC Vive has sold 140,000 but sales could be picking up

It’s very early days for VR but there could be signs that more consumers are starting to jump in if HTC’s Vive sales numbers are correct.

87870 news reports that China Regional President of VR at HTC has said that the Vive had sold 100,000 units in August. HTC has apparently now sold a further 40,000 units in a matter of weeks according to and HTC representative.

The release of the Vive at retailers in the past few weeks may have also helped increase sales as more consumers try demos of the system.

In the big scheme of things, these numbers are still very low. VR is unlikely to take off until we see comparable hardware to the Vive and Rift at a much lower cost.

The majority of VR games are also still quite poor which will deter gamers from joining the VR community. Developers are still struggling to make compelling games because of the movement restrictions of VR. This is why we have seen so many shooting gallery type games appear since the hardware launched.

It’s going to be an upward struggle for VR and it will take time. Whether it becomes mainstream remains to be seen.

Thanks Techcrunch

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Lumi

      They could… but they won’t…

    • Em_ptySkin

      VR won’t take off until you aren’t wearing some ridiculous contraption. The same is true of 3D TV; until they have legitimate holograms (which some recent attempts have done). People in VR goggles look like morons. That picture of Zuckerberg walking, as a bipedal creature, by all of those drones sitting in VR, totally unaware of what is going on around them in the real world, is emblematic of what is going on.

      • rochyroch

        I agree people using VR do look bad, that’s why i have and will only ever use one in the privacy of my own home 🙂

        • rochyroch

          Like that picture of Paul? using the Vive above, i can’t shake the idea that he’s in some DIY simulator holding a virtual paint roller applying the last coat of magnolia to the living room walls.

          • Paul Younger

            No. It’s me trying to escape the PC Invasion bunker virtually. That is actually a pickaxe.