Vive Comos, HTC’s upcoming PC VR headset, is confirmed to launch sooner or later in Q3 2019, which means any time between now and September 30th. Whereas the corporate has been tight-lipped on the headset’s pricing and actual launch date, in addition to just a few remaining specs, main UK retailer Argos appears to haven’t solely listed Vive Cosmos, however appended the precise worth of £699.99.
We’ve reached out to HTC to substantiate the value, and can replace when/if we hear again.
As of 11:30 AM CEST, the web page was changed with an error message indicating that “this product hasn’t been launched but.” You possibly can nonetheless try the itemizing by way of an internet archive; the value can be seen by the retailer’s search operate.
The one supposedly novel piece of knowledge to return from the itemizing was the purported worth, because it was proven out of inventory and with none particular launch date.
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Nevertheless the headset is priced although, it’s necessary to understand that worldwide pricing hardly ever converts straight, which means Vive Cosmos possible received’t value the precise USD or EUR equal of these £700 ($850, €760). As some extent of comparability, the Oculus Rift S at present sells for £400 within the UK, €449 within the Eurozone, and $400 within the US.
Furthermore, European pricing usually consists of the Worth-Added Tax (VAT), which fluctuates from nation to nation, whereas US pricing is most frequently listed with out state and federal taxes utilized till the time of buy. If the £700 worth level is to be believed, it might put the US worth at $700, after all not together with any eventual taxes paid at checkout.
It’s additionally attainable that Argos jumped the gun with a placeholder worth, nonetheless the extent of specificity in addition to the retailer’s standing as a premier excessive road store casts some doubt on this. Contemplating HTC was fast to strike down claims that Vive Cosmos would promote for $900, stating that the determine was “incorrect (and excessive),” we’ll have an interest to see whether or not HTC squashes the Argos’ supposed worth as properly.