As reported by Start Replay earlier this week, HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset has now landed in select Currys PC World stores. Demo rooms are now available to the public on an adhoc basis, so make sure you get down to your closest store in order to avoid disappointment.

Those who don’t wish to pay the hefty shipping charges when Vive starts to arrive in April, can pre-order through PC World and remove them altogether. At the moment any pre-orders through the company are due to arrive sometime in May. Payment of the £689 must be made in full, however, customers are able to apply for finance to pay the device in parts or after 6 months via a Buy Now Pay Later scheme.

There are currently three demos running in the room, including: Job Simulator, Google’s Tilt Brush, and  Space Pirate Trainer – an utterly addictive first-person shooter. Currys PC World aren’t the only retailers to house demo rooms, Overclockers UK and Scan Computers International Ltd are also providing the prestigious VR experience.

I’ve listed the stores and their addresses below:

Currys PC World Leeds (Birstall)

West Yorkshire Retail Park

Holdening Way Birstall


WF17 9AE


Currys PC World Reading Gate

Unit 5, Reading Gate Retail Park




Currys PC World Tottenham Court Road

145 – 149 Tottenham Court Road




Overclockers UK

5 Lymedale Cross

Lower Milehouse Lane





Scan Computers International Ltd

25-28 Enterprise Park,






The Reading store is our nearest location, and we’ve included a couple of photos to show you how it looks.



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