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Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18

This IDC study provides an updated forecast for the worldwide augmented and virtual reality hardware market for the 2018-2022 period."The worldwide augmented and virtual reality market is going through its expected growing pains," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Mobile Devices and AR/VR team. "Following a positive reception for the past several years with gaming systems and several high-profile devices, the market is eagerly anticipating the next iteration of devices promising greater enterprise usability, appeal to consumer needs, and more sophisticated solutions marrying hardware and software. Until then, we expect the market to experience a slowdown in volumes before picking back up in 2019."

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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
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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