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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13 Comments

1. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

a lightweight fashionable set of glasses that tether to PC or windows mobile would be cool. It could even drive some of their phone sales if they also make a nice phone. I have the matte black 950xl and while it looks nice, it does not feel premium. My brown leather mozo case makes it feel way more premium but I prefer the matte black look.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's FOV of around 30 degrees killed it for me. Well that and the $3000.

9. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

It's higher than that, and are you sure? Most people said that the FOV becomes a none issue at first because of how crazy awesome it is. However, most people say it could be beyond mind blowing if fov wasn't bad. MS is actually working on a solution for this. It's going to combine 2 technologies.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope Microsoft would continue to invest in hololens. Would buy one when it's more economical.

4. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Microsoft wants you to pay them and at the same time enroll you as a beta tester.

10. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

That comes with early adoption of anything. And if you have the money you become the privileged. Just like Tesla was using customer feedback at first before it even grew.

13. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Um, Google Glass?

5. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I've tried a Hololens out before and it's by far the coolest tech I've ever used. That being said, they definitely need to improve the field of view

6. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

without partners = made in usa partners means = china hololen without partner = 3k iphone without partner =? only trump knows lol

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

this is just like a toy useless except "cool" factor. putting heavy and uncomfortable thing is not the way of functional.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

At 1,000$ would be fantastic

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That's pretty good. But the major problem it has currently is the extremely limited FOV, if they get that significantly increased however THEN I think we will see a lot of potential buyers.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Peanut Gallery is in full force. Not one of you has bought one of these to be talking so much sh!t. I always enjoy how the trolls invade Microsoft or BlackBerry articles. If they're so dead, how come you're all so afraid of them. You all know Microsoft makes better products. Each and every one of you probably has Outlook or any of the Office products (or both) on your device right now so STFU.

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