HTC Vive ramps up distribution with "large retail expansion"

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HTC Vive ramps up distribution with "large retail expansion"

To celebrate the deals, the Vive will ship with free games throughout June.

HTC has signed a number of deals with leading retailers and distributors that will expand the availability of its Vive headset in the US and UK.

The company has recently formed a partnership with distributor Westcoast Retail, which will see the firm responsible for shipping Vives exclusively across the UK and EU.

"Entering the VR market is an important strategic step for us so we needed a partner with the reputation and team that can deliver a robust approach to the supply chain," said Louis Lin, HTC operations director, speaking to PCR. "Westcoast Retail is a true specialist in the field with the ability to help us fulfil the varying needs of HTC Vive customers and retailers throughout Europe."

HTC also recently announced a "large retail expansion" for customers in the US, which can now buy the Vive through BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, Jet.com and B and H.

"These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence and are a testament to VR's march toward the broader consumer market," said Dan O'Brien, GM of HTC Vive. "Interest in VR and Vive continues to grow. Paired with recent news with Apple, Google and Intel, we're seeing major retailers and direct-to-consumer companies endorse Vive as the premier VR experience."

And while this doesn't really mean anything to Australian customers, HTC's celebrating by bundling some cool games. All HTC Vive purchases throughout June will ship with Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew, as well as Everest VR, Richie's Plank Experience, and one free month subscription to the Viveport app store.

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