“2016 was not ‘The Year of VR. It was the year of the start of VR.” — claim editors at Kotaku, and we could not agree more. If you are thinking: is it worth to invest in VR? Is the demand really as high as expected?  Take a look at those hard numbers because they speak for themselves.

Sony surpasses the competition

By the end of February, after four months of availability on the market, Sony has sold 915,000 units of its PlayStation VR headset.  In an interview with The New York Times, Andrew House, Sony Entertainment CEO admitted that sales are on track to surpass the company’s own expectations of selling 1 million units in six months.

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PS VR more popular than expected

In comparison, SuperData research shows that Oculus has sold 243,000 of its Rift headsets up till now, and that the HTC Vive has sold 420,000 units.

Google Cardboard hits 10 million Cardboard VR headsets

Since the first appearance in 2014, Google shipped 10 million of its Cardboard. Google Play hit 160 million downloads of Cardboard apps and still rising. What is more, 30 Cardboard titles have reached over a million downloads apiece. As stated by Google, official data includes mobile VR viewers that aren’t official Cardboard headsets, but could still be used with Cardboard apps.

 

If you want to know why interest in virtual reality keeps increasing, why is it gaining popularity among entrepreneurs, visit our workspace in Copenhagen. You will have a chance to try out all VR headsets, and find out what could be a solution for your company. Our team of professionals will help you answer any question.

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