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Gear VR sells out online as Samsung releases slick new commercial

by Jacob Kleinman | November 23, 2015November 23, 2015 8:00 pm PST

The Gear VR officially hit store shelves last week, and a few days later the virtual reality headset is already sold out at multiple major retailers. Of course, that didn’t stop Samsung from releasing a new commercial that makes the device look even more appealing.

The Gear VR is listed as “Not Available” on Best Buy’s website and “Temporarily out of stock” from Amazon. You can still order the device straight from Samsung, but it won’t ship for a few days. The headset is also headed to T-Mobile later this week, adding another way for U.S. residents to get their hands on the new gadget.

Speaking to TechCrunch, a Samsung representative called the early response “overwhelmingly positive,” adding that the company is working hard to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible.

As for the new Gear VR commercial, it offers a first-person view of Samsung’s virtual reality experience. We see various hands snap their Galaxy phones into the headset before raising it up to their eyes. Each time the Gear VR fills the screen we see a different app, which ranges from watching a movie to playing a game to exploring outer space.

You can watch the full video below, and head to Samsung’s website to order the Gear VR now if you haven’t already.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...