Microsoft says sales of the HoloLens are in the thousands


Microsoft announced that sales of its AR headset – the HoloLens are in the “thousands”, several months after the developer version of the device was made available to certain major markets.

In an interview with The Inquirer, Roger Walkden, Microsoft's HoloLens commercial lead, declared that sales aren't exactly in the millions, but insisted that this is sufficient for the company at the moment:

Walkden's revelations aren't exactly surprising. If you're not a software developer, there's not much you can do with this expensive set of futuristic equipment. The headset costs around $3000 and the tech giant is not actively marketing the HoloLens to consumers worldwide. Instead, a more likely scenario for Microsoft would be to push some of its AR tech into devices manufactured by partners.

However, Walkden confirmed that Microsoft won't scratch HoloLens as a brand, and cheaper future versions of the gadget will be sold:

source: The Inquirer via The Verge

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