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More than 2mn AR/VR headsets were sold in the 2017 second quarter
More than 2mn AR/VR headsets were sold in the 2017 second quarter

19 September 2017

IDC analysts have counted the number of sold AR/VR within the 2017 second quarter – more than 2.1mn. The final result is 25.5% higher compared to the previous year.

VR gadgets ring the bell on the market. Among them, mobile headsets are high-demand. So, with its glasses Gear VR, Samsung takes the largest market segment. Having sold about 568 thousand gadgets in the second quarter, it gained 26.7% of the market.

Global deliveries of AR/VR headsets

Company

Deliveries,

pcs. (thousands)

Market segment, %
Samsung 586.0 26.7
Sony 519.4 24.4
Facebook 246.9 11.6
TCL 106.4 5.0
HTC 94.5 4.4
Other 594.8 27.9
Total 2130.0 100.0

 

However, another noticeable thing is the increase of sold PC VR helmets from 34% to 43%. It can be explained by the increasing development of qualitative content for Sony Playstation VR as well as Oculus price drop from $599 to $499.

According to IDC specialists’ spring forecast, by 2021, the market of AR/VR headsets would grow 10 times.

 

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