According to market intelligence company IDC, worldwide shipments of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets continued to soar with a total of 2.3 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017.
IDC is forecasting a triple-digit growth for the full year due to a long list of new products expected to be shipped in the second half of 2017.
98% of headsets shipped were VR with two-thirds being screenless viewers, such as Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream View.
Top 5 Worldwide AR and VR Headset Companies and Market Share, Q1 2017:
- Samsung – 21.5%
- Sony – 18.8%
- HTC – 8.4%
- Facebook – 4.4%
- TCL – 4.0%
- Others – 43.0%
Source: IDC Worldwide AR/VR Headset Tracker, June 1, 2017