More than 15,000 HTC Vive units reportedly sold in less than 10 minutes

How hot is the HTC Vive? According to HTC's Shen Ye (yes, the brains behind our Futurology series) tweeted Monday that more than 15,000 units of the virtual reality system were sold in less than 10 minutes on Day 1 of preorders. That's in the neighborhood of 25 Vives sold every second.

And if you've gotten to go through a Vive Demo — it blew Russell's mind, and Phil's, too — you understand the excitement. It's simply the most immersive VR experience you can get.

The only bad news here? If you shelled out $799 (or more, outside the U.S.) for a Vive, you still have to wait until April for delivery.

Phil Nickinson