January 27, 2017

Microsoft’s Hololens is expensive. At $3,000 for a developer unit and $5,000 for the commercial suite, the unit isn’t something most people are going to just pick up online. The project has no consumer version currently planned besides Microsoft’s new AR/VR headsets, so it’s understandable that even developers might feel hesitant about picking up a unit. Microsoft has confirmed that they haven’t sold that many headsets at all, but they’re not really worried about that either.

In an interview with The Inquirer, Microsoft’s HoloLens commercial lead Rodger Walkden noted that sales so far are in the thousands, not hundreds of thousands or millions.

We’re happy with the level of sales that we’ve got. I can’t tell you anything about the numbers, but it’s in thousands, not hundreds of thousands, and that’s fine. That’s all we need.

This statement reaffirms that HoloLens is really more of a futuristic project than a consumer product. Microsoft doesn’t want to release something to the public that is largely unfinished, and it is currently happy with the fact that there are a number or professional developers looking into what they can do with the technology.

Were you hoping that Microsoft would release a consumer version sooner? Looking forward to the AR/VR headsets coming out soon?

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