The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. More than 50% off on some headsets If you’ve been eyeing a Windows VR headset, you’ll be interested to see the huge discounts currently available from Amazon US on every Windows VR headset except for the Samsung Odyssey.
The Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets launched just a few months ago, but you can already pick one up with some steep savings currently available from Amazon US. Here’s a quick look at each headset’s MSRP and the currently available price (brand new, including controllers): Meanwhile, the Samsung Odyssey headset—which the company has positioned as the premium Windows VR offering—is actually selling at $600 on Amazon US right now, higher than its original $500 MSRP.
The reasoning surrounding the steep sales currently seen on Amazon US aren’t clear, nor is it apparent if they are permanent, or how long they might last if they aren’t. When the Windows VR headsets were first announced all the way back in 2016, their ~$350 price point was mighty compelling against the then quite pricey Rift ($600) and Vive ($800).
But by the time the Windows VR headsets actually made it out the door in late 2017, those incumbents had seen their own major price cuts—now with the Rift at $400 and the Vive at $600—giving the Windows VR headsets much less of an edge of price. The fact that all of these Windows VR headsets are seeing simultaneous discounts makes me think that this may be a coordinated effort between the Windows VR headset makers to see if a reduced price will become a compelling selling point for the headsets.
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