Microsoft seems to be exploring new territory, previously reserved for those who need a nice mouse or headphones with the pure sound of platinum. Their HoloLens has been available for several months and they have managed to sell several thousand of them in that time. Roger Walkden, the commercial lead for HoloLens spoke with The Register and stated that he is happy with the amount of sales so far. While you cannot expect a headset costing well over $2000 to have large commercial appeal, the pittance of sales of the HoloLens so far makes you wonder if they have misjudged the market. Then again, maybe we will be seeing Windows 11 Rhodium Exclusive Edition on offer for a select few.
"The Microsoft HoloLens, Judge Dredd-style "mixed reality" headset, went on sale in the UK last year, with the firm offering a developer-only version for £2,179, and an enterprised-focused model for £4,529."
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