No one can stop you from spending $3,500 on a Samsung Odyssey Ark

Image of the Odyssey Ark sitting on a desk in portrait mode — the top of the monitor is almost touching the ceiling.
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

Samsung’s behemoth Odyssey Ark, a $3,500 55-inch curved gaming monitor, is going on sale today after a few weeks of being available for preorders. And — somewhat shockingly, given how gaming launches have gone in the past few years — you may actually be able to just walk into a store and buy one. Checking stock at our local Best Buys, several Verge staff members found that stores had one or two models available for pickup today.

To be clear, I’m not saying that you should casually spend a month or two’s rent on a mini LED gaming monitor that’s the size of a decent TV. In fact, it feels a little bit wrong that it could even be that easy — there have been nine months of hype building around the Odyssey Ark since its CES 2022 debut, and…

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Author: Mitchell Clark