HTC reveals how many Vives have been sold so far

VR headset appears to be making steady progress
HTC reveals Vive sales, surprisingly

When it comes to VR sales, companies have been keeping their cards close to their chests, but HTC has now revealed how well the Vive is doing.

Chinese VR site 87870 says that in August, HTC's China regional president for VR Alvin Grayling claimed 100,000 HTC Vive units had been sold, and that chairman Cher Wang says this is now over 140,000.

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Furthermore, between August and September HTC reported a revenue growth of 40%, which analysts are attributing to Vive sales.

Now, 140,000 might not seem like a big number, but considering the high cost of VR right now, between the headset and PC, it's nothing to sniff at. This is a burgeoning market and the Vive has only been on sale since March this year.

It's also worth pointing out that the successful launch of VR will be a collective effort. Elsewhere, Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan has said pre-order sales for PS VR have been in the hundreds of thousands.

Which is to say that there's clearly big demand here, and HTC's reported numbers are pretty solid right now, all things considered. Nobody need panic, VR is probably going to be just fine.

Source: TechCrunch


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