Japan AR/VR Headset Market Shares, 2017: AR Headset Is Still in Its Infancy
This IDC study presents the share of head-mounted display (HMD) in the Japan augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headset market. This study excludes simplified assembly headsets. "In 2018, many technologies will emerge in each type of AR that will support future market growth and more headset vendors will join the market. Therefore, it will be necessary to consider what are the steps that should be taken in AR after understanding the trends in other technologies rather than hastily deciding on adopting headsets. Meanwhile, VR is entering its growth phase. Nonetheless, the need for planning with a long-term view on how to relate to VR in the future grows stronger now precisely because of the anticipation of rapid technology growth," says Akira Sugawara, senior analyst, PC, Mobile Devices, and Client Solutions, IDC Japan.
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