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Worldwide Virtual Reality Hardware Market Shares, 2017: Samsung Maintains Leadership Despite 39.4% Decline

Worldwide Virtual Reality Hardware Market Shares, 2017: Samsung Maintains Leadership Despite 39.4% Decline

This IDC study examines the market share of the major vendors in the worldwide virtual reality hardware market in 2017."Having enjoyed its watershed moment in 2016 with the launch of major products, the virtual reality market struggled with its first growing pains," said Ramon T. Llamas, research director with IDC's Devices and AR/VR team. "Early adopters drove volumes in 2016 but having filled that wave of interest, demand in 2017 waned, even with price decreases and slightly improved products and experiences. Still, that did not stifle interest and new product launches, as Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality finally launched and news from Oculus and HTC pointed to new products coming in 2018."


IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Share
Who Shaped the Year
HTC, Oculus, and Sony
Windows Mixed Reality Vendors
Market Context
Growth Accelerators
Maturing Graphics and Screen Technologies
Consumer and Commercial Interest
Growth Inhibitors
High Cost of Hardware
Immature Software and Services Offerings
Unknown Issues Around Physical Impact of AR/VR on Users
Significant Market Developments
Methodology
Market Definition
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