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HTC raises price of Vive in the UK to 759 pounds after Brexit vote

This probably won't be the last consumer product to have its price increased due to Brexit.


It appears after over a month since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the first casualty of the gaming and tech industry has surfaced as the price of the HTC Vive has risen in Britain.

HTC revealed over the weekend it would be raising the price of the HTC Vive in the UK to £759, which is £70 over its previous price of £689. The reason for the price increase is due “recent currency valuation changes”, according to HTC, and the current value of the GBP.

The HTC Vive was already quite an expensive piece of hardware as only early adopters, who are passionate about VR, have most likely purchased the peripheral or are planning on doing so once they secure a PC powerful enough to use it. Now that the HTC Vive is price £70 more that its original pricing, the company made it slightly more difficult for early adopters to be able to afford the headset.

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