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PlayStation VR three times more popular than Oculus Rift, but Samsung ahead

Analytical company SuperData shared interesting statistics in the market of virtual reality. The figures show that users are not in a hurry to spend money on advanced VR devices and prefer a more affordable alternative. As a result, the best-selling helmet became the Samsung Gear VR, which at one time it was possible to get a gift with purchase Korean flagships. For 2016, the company shipped 4.51 million gadgets, which is about 72% of all deliveries.

PlayStation VR в три раза популярнее Oculus Rift, но Samsung впереди

Analytical company SuperData shared interesting statistics in the market of virtual reality. The figures show that users are not in a hurry to spend money on advanced VR devices and prefer a more affordable alternative. As a result, the best-selling helmet became the Samsung Gear VR, which at one time it was possible to get a gift with purchase Korean flagships. For 2016, the company shipped 4.51 million gadgets, which is about 72% of all deliveries.

Oculus Rift lagging

Released late last year VR-helmet View Google Daydream managed to disperse a circulation of 260 thousand pieces, and even spared the Oculus Rift, whose sales are estimated at 240 thousand. According to analysts, the demand for HTC Vive was almost two times higher than 420 thousand devices, but it’s still worse than the results PlayStation VR (750 thousand). Virtual reality Sony doesn’t require a powerful computer and works even with a standard PlayStation 4. The total number of users the current generation of consoles (including PlayStation 4 Pro) already exceeds 57 million.

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Despite more modest sales, virtual reality helmets for PC bring the maximum profit. Mobile platforms take a number. Just for 2016 were sold 6.3 million VR gadgets. Thus, the decisions of other companies had only 120 thousand devices.

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Recently, representatives of Samsung announced that sales of the Gear VR since the release of the first headset models already exceed 5 million.

Why wait?

The team of Oculus VR is now working on a standalone virtual reality helmet, and recently the startup has decided to separate mobile and PC division. HTC is working on a second generation Vive, but when the new version will be ready for the announcement is unknown. Mobile VR has received a powerful impetus due to the release of the platform Daydream, and Microsoft partners are preparing their hats for Windows 10 (the first prototype at CES, Lenovo showed 2017).

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