AR And VR Headsets Ship 2.3 Million Units Worldwide In Q1 2017

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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:

  1. Samsung – 21.5%
  2. Sony – 18.8%
  3. HTC – 8.4%
  4. Facebook – 4.4%
  5. TCL – 4.0%
  6. Others – 43.0%

Source: IDC Worldwide AR/VR Headset Tracker, June 1, 2017