HTC has announced today that they’re expanding options for customers to choose where they can purchase the Vive headset from. Starting today, customers can buy the HTC Vive from Bestbuy.com, Walmart.com, Jet.com, and BHphotovideo.com.
“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 on their blog. “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.”
HTC Vive is continuing to expand with a slow methodical process that seems linear with trend. They haven’t overshot or over-promoted their devices. Rather, they are gradually pushing the market as consumers are becoming more aware.
On top of the new online retail options, all HTC Vive purchases will ship with Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew throughout June. Additionally, customers will receive verest VR, Richie’s Plank Experience, and one free month of Viveport Subscription.