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Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 1Q18

This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide augmented and virtual reality hardware market for the 2018–2022 period."While 2017 was a year of significant slowdown for the AR/VR market, it was also a time for vendors to sow the seeds of future growth," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Devices and Displays team. "A combination of price cuts, hardware launches, content availability, and — most importantly — a slowly warming end-user base all provide encouraging drivers for the overall market to drive volumes further."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
VR Hardware Forecast
Commercial Versus Consumer and Regional VR Splits
AR Hardware Forecast
Commercial Versus Consumer and Regional AR Splits
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Maturing Graphics and Screen Technologies
Consumer and Commercial Interest
Inhibitors
High Cost of Hardware
Immature Software and Services Offerings
Unknown Issues Around the Physical Impact of AR/VR on Users
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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