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