While both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive launched back at the end of March/start of April, there has been pretty high demand for headsets from both companies, resulting in a bit of a wait for early VR adopters. However, this week HTC announced that it has managed to cut down the wait time significantly and from this point on, the Vive headset is available with immediate shipping worldwide.
Now by immediate, HTC means that its headset will ship within 72 hours, which is very quick, particularly when you consider how long Oculus buyers are still waiting in some cases.
The HTC Vive can now be purchased in 24 countries with shipping in 2-3 days. The price is still the same, costing $799, which is more than the Oculus but you get a different experience with different controllers and lighthouse room sensors.
If you want to see what we thought of the headset, then you can read our review, HERE.
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KitGuru Says: This is great news for those looking to get into VR this year and more people might be willing to put the cash down now that the waiting time has shrunk so much. Now we just need to wait and see how long it will take for Oculus to clear its pre-order backlog.