HTC Vive sales are already insanely high

We all knew it was going to be popular, but the HTC Vive is flying off the shelves.

HTC confirms it has secured a large number of Vive pre-orders on the first day of sales.

The company revealed that a total 15,000 units had been sold within the first ten minutes of availability.

That’s according to HTC’s Shen Ye, who tweeted:

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That’s not bad for a virtual reality headset that costs $800 – or £689 in the UK – apiece.

What’s more, you’ll also need a computer with a high-end GPU to run the Vive, which further increases the barrier to entry.

But we’re not really surprised; 2016 is sure to be the year of virtual reality, and that’s obvious from the business interest we’ve already seen in the sector.

A whole host of major players have already hopped on the VR bandwagon, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, Samsung, LG and, of course, HTC.

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Related: How Vive turned me into a VR convert

The HTC Vive is the second high-end virtual reality to go on sale, landing just over a month after Facebook’s Oculus Rift launched.

It’s worth noting that Vive owners won’t actually receive their headsets until April, however.

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Are you surprised by HTC’s already impressive Vive sales? Have you ordered one yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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