The recent and very important choice of the United Kingdom , much criticized and with the population divided in half, that is to leave the European Union has had very heavy repercussions on the market and on the value of the British pound . A real crisis that has also hit the gaming sector , in particular the HTC Vive viewer . According to what was reported on the official blog , HTC had to raise the price of the headset in the UK precisely because of Brexit.
At launch, the virtual reality headset was priced at £ 689 (around € 815) plus shipping, while now the price has risen to a whopping £ 759 (around € 897) plus shipping . The note published on the official website reads:
“HTC continuously monitors and adjusts the price to make sure we provide the best possible value to our customers. Due to recent currency changes and the current GBP value we have adjusted the HTC Vive UK price to £ 759 plus shipping costs. The change will take effect on Monday 1st August. We are committed to providing the best possible experience with Vive and would like to thank our UK customers and partners for their continued support. “