88% Of VR Displays Sold In 2016 Were Mobile

88% Of VR Displays Sold In 2016 Were Mobile
January 12, 2017

Yup, it’s yet another report on VR. But this time, it comes with some interesting stats.


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Virtual Reality” report to their offering. This research estimates that more than 88% of all consumer-grade VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) sold in 2016 were mobile, and the firm anticipates that the mobile domination of the VR market will continue for years to come, with mobile HMDs constituting three-quarters of annual consumer-grade HMD shipments in 2021.


According to the company, only in the last few years has there been renewed innovation, ideas, and investment in consumer VR. Palmer Luckey is widely credited with giving the consumer VR space a kick start when he created the Oculus Rift. Since then, a host of other companies has entered the marketplace.


At the forefront of the consumer VR movement and the potential expansion of VR into broader enterprise applications is the most significant device of the 21 century – the smartphone. The world’s most popular computing device is capable of delivering VR experiences to a mass audience, and opportunists are launching VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) and an ecosystem aiming to profit from mobile VR.


So basically, rather rudimentary predictions mapped to interesting stats. Here’s to 2017.

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