HTC Expands Vive Sales Online To Best Buy, Walmart And Others

by Charles Singletary • June 19th, 2017

HTC announced today it is expanding the online presence of the HTC Vive to Best Buy’s website, Walmart.com, and other online retailers. There’s no price change to coincide with this, but the visibility alone should be a boon for the VR industry.

“These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence and are a testament to VR’s march toward the broader consumer market,” says HTC Vive’s US GM Dan O’Brien in HTC’s blog post. “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 will also be available on Jet.com and bhphotovideo.com. There’s a limited offer right now where the Vive ships with Star Trek: Bridge Crew throughout June, and those retailers will be supplying customers with the same bundle.

  • NooYawker

    I hope they setup a demo station, once people can actually experience VR for themselves can they grasp what’s so great about it.

    • Tyler Soward

      totally agree.

  • Let’s see if it will have more success than Rift in stores…

    • Get Schwifty!

      Rift’s actually done pretty well where people actually get to demo VR… but at a higher price point than Rift, Vive presence might actually stimulate Rift sales believe it or not. Such is the market…