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VR Is Not Dying, Says HTC

July 27, 2018 / DEAN TAKAHASHI

HTC wants to reassure everyone that the death of virtual reality is greatly exaggerated.The technology company debunked a Digital Trends article called “VR Is In A Tailspin And The Sales Numbers Prove It” on its blog Thursday. Using Amazon sales rank data, the publication claimed purchases of VR headsets, like HTC’s Vive, are dropping.“Taiwan-based HTC launched the Vive headset HTC Vive review in April 2016,” Digital Trends wrote. “At the time, tech experts declared that high-end PC VR had arrived. The $799 HTC Vive, built for relatively high-end PCs, had the entertainment and gaming world scrambling to develop content for the new system, and sales for the system quickly climbed to an impressive top-50 spot despite the higher price tag. Today, though, its sales rank has plummeted.”