After the first details originally leaked during MWC this time last week, HTC has finally revealed the UK pricing for its upcoming Vive VR headset. It'll cost you £689, and will be released on 5th April. Oof.
As pricey as that may seem, it's not so bad in retrospect. The device costs $799 in the US, which converts to just over £576 in our money. But if you account for 20% VAT the converted figure comes out at £691. That's a big saving of two whole pounds. Think of all the Freddo bars you could buy! (Three?)
Obviously that doesn't take into account the money you might need to spend on a VR-ready PC.
The Vive may be a little bit pricier than the £500 Oculus Rift, but it's worth remembering that it comes with things the Rift does not. The Vive is bundled with VR controllers and full-room movement sensors, which aren't going to be available on the Rift until the second half of this year. HTC also says that the headset has a built-in camera and phone services.
Pre-orders open tomorrow (February 29th) at 3PM GMT.