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Rumour: Microsoft's HoloLens to reportedly cost "significantly more than a game console"

Microsoft HoloLens Price

A report by The New York Times suggests that Microsoft’s dazzling virtual reality device, the HoloLens, will set customers back more than $400. A unnamed Microsoft executive has said to the paper that the device will cost “significantly more than a game console”.

While the statement is to be taken with a pinch of salt until Microsoft confirms a price point, it wouldn’t be a surprise. If it stays around the $400 mark, it’ll be close to what Oculus Rift are selling their developer kits, which are roughly $350 a pop. However, there’s no news on what Facebook and Oculus Rift plan price wise for the consumer version of the device.

Other competitors such as Valve’s HTC Vive and Sony’s Morpheus have also yet to announce a price point.

This week, we saw Microsoft demo the HoloLens at the BUILD 2015 event; it even included a Holo Dog. The HoloLens will make more of an appearance at this year’s E3.

Source: New York Times, Via Game Informer.

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2 Years ago

To be honest I was expecting a similar price to Google Glass' extreme prices (as in $900 to $1000), since they went out of your way to build a new processing unit (there HPU, or Holographic Processor Unit) most likely handling data in the region of the Terabytes.. Initial announcements were that it works as its own computer, not needing to be connected to any desktop PC, so its almost definitely going to start as a more expensive product, isn't it?