After price cuts, retailers remove Windows Mixed Reality headsets from shelves PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:30
is it overIt has been barely 5 months since Windows Mixed Reality headsets were launched into a somewhat expectant market. The headsets promised low prices, ease of setup and support for lower-spec PCs which would easily expand the small VR headset market. Instead, the nearly identical headsets launched by a large number of OEMs have been met with a shrug by the market, with Microsoft currently struggling to maintain a 5% market share according to Steam’s data. In response, we have already seen deep price cuts, with the $449 HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset now available for $222 on Amazon and the Dell Visor only $253. The Register also reports that UK’s largest electronics retailer, Currys, has removed Windows Mixed Reality headsets from their shelves while retaining the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift devices. They also report that developers are not seeing interest in the headset, with few requests to port their software to the platform. In fact, developers were seeing more pressure to develop for standalone VR headsets such as the Oculus Go.Follow up on OUR FORUM.