The HTC Vive’s price is rising from £689 to £759 in the UK. As of today, August 1st, the VR headset is anticipated to cost around £820 including the price of postage and packaging.
The company released this statement about the price increase on their blog.
“HTC continuously monitors and adjusts pricing to ensure we are providing our customers with the best value possible. Due to recent currency valuation changes and the current value of the GBP we are adjusting the price of the HTC Vive in the UK.”
HTC did not outright name Brexit as the cause of the price increase, but it is important to note that the value of the pound dropped immediately after Britain announced its decision to leave the European Union. This did factor into the decision.
The HTC Vive headset debuted in April of this year. Gameranx has covered the VR system’s launch window lineup as well as a great primer on everything you need to know about the specs and features of the HTC Vive.