15,000 HTC Vive pre-orders in under 10 minutes

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Well, someone’s proud of their work.

After a ton of build-up, the HTC Vive was unleashed unto the world, at least in pre-order form. HTC VR Product Specialist Shen Ye revealed on Twitter that its Vive headset blew past 15,000 pre-orders in under 10 minutes of its availability.

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As a side note, while we don’t have any hard numbers on the Oculus Rift, we do know that pre-order shipment batches were depleted all the way through May by the end of the first day. A pre-order today would mean a July shipment.

From what we’re looking at, first shipments for the Vive start April 5, though some have been told that it could be closer to May.

Via: VentureBeat

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Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.