Today, Microsoft announced the upcoming launch of HoloLens in six new markets around the world, its first expansion for the holographic headset outside of North America. Coinciding with that announcement, the company has opened pre-orders for the headset in each of those markets - but how much will it cost exactly?
In the US, Microsoft priced the HoloLens Development Edition headset at $3,000, while in Canada - the only other market in which the device has been made available so far - it costs CAD $4,000.
Here's how much it will cost in the six new markets announced today:
- United Kingdom - £2719
- Ireland - €3299
- France - €3299
- Germany - €3299
- Australia - $4369
- New Zealand - $4699
While pre-orders are open now in each of those six markets, Microsoft won't actually begin shipping HoloLens in those countries until "late November".
Microsoft hasn't yet revealed when it will make the headset available in other parts of the world, but a further global expansion is no doubt on its roadmap. Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow for the Windows and Devices Group, said today that the company and its partners have barely begun to explore HoloLens' potential in creating "groundbreaking computing experiences".
He added: "Together we have only scratched the surface for what mixed reality can do. I can't wait to see what happens next as we welcome these new countries to our holographic landscape."