Industry representatives explained why the growth of the supply of VR devices in 2017 will be negligible
The main participants of the market of virtual reality devices (VR), including Sony, HTC and Oculus are unlikely to be able in 2017 to significantly increase sales of these products. This opinion of the industry leading source, specifying as grounds for negative evaluations of lack of volumes of manufacture of panels of high-resolution and high-performance processors, as well as the lack of required software, including firmware. This year supplies some headsets was delayed due to the shortage of OLED panels and sensors. Furthermore, existing hardware solutions do not satisfy the requirements of manufacturers of VR.
Uncertainty deters market participants from the publication of the volume of deliveries planned for 2017. According to independent analysts, Sony will increase the supply of headsets with 1.5 million in 2016 to 2.5 million in 2017, Oculus from 0.65 to 1.2 million, HTC — from 0.45 to 0.6 million.