IDC: VR has suffered from ‘unrealistic expectations’

Virtual reality has suffered from “unrealistic growth expectations” but the market is still expanding at a “reasonable rate”, according to research firm IDC. The company’s latest ‘Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker’ estimates that the the combined virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headset market will reach 13.7 million units in 2017. […]

VR and AR headset shipments up 25% in Q2

Worldwide shipments of virtual and augmented reality headsets grew 25.5% year-over-year in the second quarter, according to new research. The IDC report said that shipments reached 2.1 million in Q2, down slightly sequentially, but up compared to a year earlier. It also said it that recent price cuts on existing products and planned new product […]

PlayStation VR headset sales reach 1 million

Sony has now sold more than one million PlayStation VR headsets, having launched the virtual reality devices in October. Speaking to the BBC, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Atsushi Morita, said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The news comes after president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, told the New York Times […]

VR headset sales to grow 800% by 2021

Global sales of smartphone VR headsets will grow fivefold and sales of dedicated VR headsets will grow eightfold between 2017 and 2021, according to new research. The latest figures from CCS Insight claim that sales of smartphone virtual reality devices will continue to deliver the “lion’s share of unit volumes”, with 70 million expected to […]