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Oculus cuts price on Rift VR to £399

Oculus has slashed the price of its Rift VR headset and touch controller bundle to £399 – £200 off its RRP.  The cut comes as a part of the Facebook-owned company’s ‘Summer of Rift’ sale, with the bundle returning to its original price in six weeks. It also brings the …

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Vive announces new VR headset

Virtual reality is potentially taking a huge leap forward with the announcement of HTC Vive’s latest product. The as-of-yet unnamed VR headset, announced yesterday at Google’s I/O developer conference, is one of the first standalone headsets for the Daydream platform. The unique hook? No smartphone or PC required for entry.  …

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The market realities of VR

Virtual reality has been out in the wild for well over a year at this point but how is the market shaping up? Has it been the runaway success that some predicted, or is there more that needs to be done in order to break the tech into the mainstream? …

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Virtual Reality set to make all the money after slow start

Terms like ’emerging’ and ‘nascent’ have often been thrown about when it comes to talking about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), but one thing that is for certain is that neither tech have really flown out of the blocks. That is set to change between now and 2021 …

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HTC to add smartphone to Vive family?

There were only a couple of virtual reality (VR) announcements that came out of CES last week, but a new video has emerged that hints at a HTC Vive smartphone.  Well, it doesn’t hint at it as much as it emblazon it on the screen of a new commercial that …

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Over two million VR headsets to ship in 2016

If you didn’t notice, 2016 was something of a breakthrough year for virtual reality (VR), and now new predictions from Canalys are estimating that shipments will exceed two million VR headsets. The firm also predicts that number will grow to 20 million by 2020.  The majority of shipments from 2016 …

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Retailers charging to demo tech sets a dangerous precedent (updated)

UPDATED 16:54 with comment from GAME at end of story The internet went into a bit of a meltdown over the weekend when several GAME stores around the country launched their new campaign in an effort to get more people trying PlayStation VR: book an appointment and pay to try …

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PlayStation will be at the head of the premium VR market, say developers

This story was originally written by Alex Calvin on PCR’s sister site, MCV.  Game makers have said that Sony’s PlayStation VR could become the sector’s market leader. Speaking to MCV, studios said that due to its comparatively low price point of £349, and the requirement of a £259 PS4, the …

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Almost half of UK consumers think virtual reality is overpriced

Almost half of UK consumers believe virtual reality (VR) technology is overpriced, research has found. A survey carried out by IT market analysts Context has found that almost four in ten consumers in the UK believe that VR is too expensive. That figure rises to 47 per cent when extended …

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Strong PlayStation VR pre-orders mean virtual reality device sales will reach 9m this year, say analysts

Global market research firm TrendForce has estimated that VT device shipments will reach 9 million units this year. Sony made its widely anticipated PlayStation VR available for pre-order this month following the releases of HTC’s Vive and Oculus’s Rift. So far, the market reception towards PS VR has been very …

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