SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Merge Virtual Reality announced today a new lower price for the Merge VR Goggles online and in stores across the U.S., as it prepares to enter more than 250 GameStop stores this week. The purple virtual reality headset will retail for $79.99 and works universally with Apple and Android phones of various sizes.
"We are excited to add the Merge VR Goggles to GameStop's collection of virtual reality products," said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising at GameStop. "Merge VR brings virtual reality to millions of smartphone owners. Its durability, affordability, and accessibility to hundreds of already available apps makes Merge VR easy for anyone to use."
Market growth continues to be strong for the San Antonio-based company. "Merge VR has experienced huge sales momentum that has propelled us on to U.S. retail shelves, and this is just the beginning," said Merge VR Co-founder Andrew Trickett. "It's really exciting to make virtual reality simple for consumers as the technology goes mainstream. Our high-quality, universal headset is a great way for people to explore VR using the smartphones they already own."
In addition to GameStop stores and GameStop.com, the Merge VR Goggles are currently available at MergeVR.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com), NewEgg.com, and in the UK at 320 GAME retail stores as well as GAME.co.uk.
The Merge VR Goggles are easy to use, work with most recent iOS and Android smartphones, and allow users to enjoy a wide range of VR games and experiences, including travel, meditation, 360° videos, music, fashion, and more.
About Merge VR
Founded in 2013, Merge Labs, Inc. is a Texas-based company focused on mobile virtual reality and immersive entertainment. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the Merge VR Goggles are built to be accessible, affordable, portable, durable and easy to use. The privately funded company and its team are led by Founder Franklin Lyons and Co-founder Andrew Trickett, who have backgrounds in gaming, technology, design, content development and hardware creation. For more information on Merge VR, please visit MergeVR.com.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,100 stores across 14 countries. Learn more at www.GameStop.com.
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