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HTC improves supply of Vive and ends waiting list

Although HTC’s financial results have not been strong recently, there have been encouraging signs as far as the company’s future is concerned, with strong demand for Vive. The number of people eager to gets their hands on the virtual reality headset has resulted in a waiting list, despite Vive’s relatively high price of €899/£689/$799.

But long waits for Vive have now come to an end, as anyone placing an order right now will see their device being dispatched within just 2-3 business days. The new timeframe applies to all 24 of the countries that HTC directly ships to.

The improved supply situation is also good news for those in the United States that want to try out Vive before committing to a purchase.

Vive will be made available to test at 100 retails points across the US, with an increased number of Microsoft Store, GameStop and Micro Center outlets stocking demo units.

As well as strong interest from consumers, Vive has also been receiving industry recognition, recently being awarded Product of the Year at the European Hardware Awards.