Sales of VR headsets are on the rise, with third quarter of 2017 yielding higher gross sales outcomes for VR than any earlier interval.
The main VR headsets in the marketplace bought a mixed a million models within the third quarter of the 12 months, and demand is anticipated to proceed over the vacation interval.
This information comes through a report by Canalys, which attributes these excessive gross sales to cost cuts that made VR tech extra inexpensive. Leading the cost is PlayStation VR, which accounted for 49% of all VR gross sales on this interval (promoting about 490,000 models). While its value remained the identical at $399, PlayStation bundled a digital camera with its VR headset, which was beforehand bought individually regardless of being a needed element of the VR expertise.
21% of gross sales went to the Oculus Rift, whereas 16% went to the costlier HTC Vive. 14% of VR gross sales have been for headsets from different producers.
The report additionally factors out that, globally, the push for wider VR adoption has been helped by issues like Japan’s VR ‘experience zones’, the place you may experiences such wonders as Mario Kart VR. The PlayStation VR has an 80% market share in Japan.
The report additionally states that HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Dell are all seeking to launch their very own VR headsets, which can push the market even additional.
This is sweet information for builders and shoppers who’ve opted in on VR – the expertise, and thus the video games being developed for it, doesn’t look to be away any time quickly.