According to IDC, growth in the first quarter allows to predict digit growth market VR headsets and AR this year

Experts of analytical company IDC has summed up the first quarter of 2017 on the market headsets, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). According to their calculations, only shipped 2.3 million devices of these categories. Given that in the course of the year is expected to launch numerous new models, analysts believe that the market growth this year will be described by a three-digit number, that is will exceed 100%.

On the gear VR headset has 98% of the supply. Two-thirds of the specified amount of models that do not have their own display, that is designed to use the smartphone as the device Samsung Gear VR shown in the illustration. The remaining third model connected to the PC or consoles like the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift and Sony PSVR.

The market leader is Samsung, those shipped in the quarter 489,5 thousand units, which corresponds to a share of 21.5%. In second place is Sony (18,8%), the third HTC (8.4 per cent). Verify that the IDC experts believe only headset is an electronic device that eliminates from consideration Google Cardboard and other similar products.

Source: IDC

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