Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store


Following months of steep reductions, a lot of the Home windows VR headsets have vanished from Microsoft’s on-line retailer and are exhibiting restricted or no inventory at different retailers. Microsoft has but to supply an evidence, however indicators are pointing towards discontinuation of some headsets.

Six completely different corporations have supplied a number of Home windows VR headsets—Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, and Acer—for the reason that introduction of the Home windows Combined Actuality platform again in 2017. Beforehand, many of those headsets might be discovered at Microsoft’s on-line retailer and elsewhere.

For no less than every week, the Home windows Combined Actuality headsets retailer web page has present simply three headsets, two of that are out of inventory. Elsewhere, indicators level to the potential of discontinuation.

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Samsung’s official web site is not record the unique Odyssey headset on the market, although continues to indicate it as a “Help Solely Product.” The newer Odyssey+ continues to be on the market.

At Greatest Purchase, the Dell VR headset is seeing a “clearance” low cost, whereas the Acer VR headset is offered out. (The one different headset out there from Greatest Purchase, HP Reverb, can be listed as offered out, nevertheless it was simply launched and we all know that extra inventory is due in July)

On Amazon US, the Dell, HP (unique), Lenovo, and Acer VR headsets are all listed as having “Solely X left in inventory,” with most exhibiting within the single digits. The Asus headset is “at the moment unavailable,” whereas the unique Odyssey headset seems to be in good inventory.

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At Dell’s on-line retailer, looking ‘blended actuality’ returns outcomes for the Odyssey+, HTC Vive, Vive Professional, and DAQRI good glasses, however not the corporate’s personal VR headset. On the on-line shops of Lenovo, Acer, and Asus, I’ve additionally been unable to seek out product pages the place the headsets might be bought. HP’s unique VR headset seems in inventory on the firm’s on-line retailer.

Contemplating the underlying similarities between the headsets, it’s doable frequent element is brief on inventory and has prompted manufacturing delays for a slew of Home windows VR headsets. It additionally appears believable that lots of the headsets have been discontinued as Microsoft and its companions have proven minimal enthusiasm for the VR aspect of the Home windows Combined Actuality Platform within the years following its launch.

Street to VR contacted Microsoft in regards to the disappearance of lots of the Home windows VR headsets from its retailer; the corporate has been involved however has not supplied an official touch upon the scenario after greater than every week.