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 […]

VR and AR headset shipments to grow ten-fold

Virtual and augmented reality headset shipments will grow nearly ten-fold between 2016 and 2021 according to research firm IDC. The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker claims that total headset device shipments will reach 99.4 million units in 2021, up from 10.1 million in 2016. This represents a compound […]

IDC: VR hardware sales to reach 9.6m units this year

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will “skyrocket” in 2016, reaching 9.6 million units, according to research by IDC. Hardware revenues will hit roughly US$2.3 billion this year, driven by sales of key VR products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, while Augmented Reality (AR) hardware sales are tipped to ramp up over the next […]

Red Bull partners with Eutelsat for 4K demo

Red Bull will launch its ‘Wings to 4K’ project at IBC, demoing content on Ultra HD screens at the event in partnership with Eutelsat, IDC and ATEME. Red Bull Media House is producing live and pre-produced 4K content at Red Bull’s Hangar-7 studio in Salzburg, Austria, which it will display on UHD screens on the […]