Today’s the day where retailers go discount crazy ahead of the biggest shopping season, hoping to tempt shoppers with deals galore. As VRFocus has reported over the last few days, the virtual reality (VR) industry is making sure it gets in on the actions with HTC offering hardware and software discounts, Oculus Store has a small sale on and more. But what if want to get someone a VR gift that doesn’t already own a headset, well Merge VR has thought of that and from today it’s offering a discount at select retailers.
From now until the end of the year Merge VR’s price will drop from $79.99 USD down to $59.99. That’s a nice chunky saving for the VR head-mounted display (HMD) that supports a wide range of smartphones.
“We’ve seen the appetite for VR grow exponentially over the past year,” said Merge EVP Dan Worden. “It has even become a ‘must have’ technology for many. We want people to enjoy a high quality, fun, and affordable VR experience.”
If you haven’t been keeping up with Merge VR news of late, you’ll have missed the fact that the company has now released a new colour choice, Moon Grey, available throughout North America exclusively at Best Buy for the holiday season.
Also this month Merge VR announced it had passed more than 20 rigorous tests for the US, Canada, European markets for approved use by children 10 and over. Lastly the company announced a new prototype controller called ‘Moonshot’. This is a universal motion controller for mobile VR, compatible with existing iOS and Android devices, along with Unity and Web VR.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Merge VR, reporting back with any further announcements.