Consumers wanting to get their hands on a HTC Vive in the USA will have more options on where to purchase it from in the coming weeks as Vive expands its retail reach by adding several big US retails to those stocking HTC Vive headsets.
HTC Vive headsets and related accessories will soon be available from stores such as BestBuy.Com, Walmart.Com, Jet.com and B and H. The list includes some of the biggest retailers in America, which may raise the profile of the HTC Vive among consumers considerably.
“These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence and are a testament to VR’s march toward the broader consumer market,” said Dan O’Brien, GM US, HTC Vive. “Interest in VR and Vive continues to grow. Paired with recent news with Apple, Google and Intel, we’re seeing major retailers and direct-to-consumer companies endorse Vive as the premier VR experience.”
As previously reported on VRFocus, all new purchases of the HTC Vive will come with a free copy of Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a title that puts players in the role of an officer aboard a Federation starship. The title has been reviewed by the VRFocus team and got high marks.
“Star Trek has always pushed the boundaries of the imagination and the concept of virtual worlds,” said O’Brien, “Ubisoft and Red Storm have made a huge commitment to bring AAA gaming to virtual reality and the Vive. We couldn’t be more excited to bundle copies of Star Trek: Bridge Crew with Vive purchases to celebrate the launch.”
In addition to receiving Star Trek: Bridge Crew, new HTC Vive owners will also get several other virtual reality (VR) experiences, including Everest VR, Richie’s Plank Experience and a free month of subscription to the Viveport service.
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