The tech and specs in the Vive Pro at launch did not warrent the price tag at launch, it was over priced, I haven't looked into index yet but it seems to be the same. No one is asking valve for a 300 headset but they are marking up prices to insane lenghts to sell at profit, well beyond the cost of the tech. They didn't make the vive pro a better HMD in any significant way while others were imroving on the tech at half the cost. Looks the same here, like I said, they spent too much on VR and now that it is noy selling they are trying to recoup what they can while investing as little as possible.
The thing is, does anyone here actually have the proper receipts for each piece of hardware, that went into making these devices, and just how much it cost to import them from said factories they were designed in?.
I doubt anyone would want to sell these things at a loss, which is why I thought that Pi had a point with the $800 PP, rather than the 1k+ or the Vive's PP. Still, expecting anything around $3-500 is asking a bit much for high end tech.
Like, just look at Nvidia, yeah they charge high, but if we were to look at a decent PP for say, the RTX 2080ti, rather than it being £1300, it should be around £900-1000. I don't think it would be a realistic idea, to suggest the RTX 2080ti go for the £500-800 range, because we already have cards within that PP, that have existed for around 2-3 years already. It's more realistic to shave off a few 100's, not over half it's current PP.
144hz support for a headset like that is something else though. I mean, my own 1440p monitor wasn't cheap either. Still cheaper than a 4k tv or monitor at 60hz though.
If you invest a lot, you're going to then have to expect to sell a lot, and when you don't, well, we call that selling at a loss, and hardly anyone wants that these days. Just look at Sony this gen, no trying anything new, just playing it safe and watching the competition mucking their side of things up, then playing off their weaknesses. It's better to invest something, than simply putting all your eggs in one basked, and expecting the heavens to shower you with gold.
Last edited by Chazore - on 01 May 2019