Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2021–2025: CY 1Q21

Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast, 2021–2025: CY 1Q21

This IDC study provides the worldwide augmented and virtual reality hardware forecast for the 2021–-2025 period."The worldwide AR and VR market is poised for a return to growth," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director, IDC's Augmented and Virtual Reality team. "The worldwide pandemic highlighted the need for AR with smartphones and tablets. VR, meanwhile, will see greater uptake from consumers, while the commercial opportunity develops. New head-mounted displays will become more available as the worldwide economy recovers, and the market for AR and VR HMDs will likewise improve, putting volumes back on track for continued growth."

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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
Consumer and Commercial Interest
Maturing Silicon Technologies
Availability of Software
Inhibitors
The Impact of COVID-19
Use of Smartphones and Tablets for AR
Slow Uptake of VR Beyond Gaming
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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