Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share

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Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share
According to the latest figures from Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has picked up an additional 3.1% of the market share of VR headsets on Steam. On the trail end of a major summer sale, the headset has set its new record high for the third month in a row. The HTC Vive […]
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Rift Summer Sale Drives Record Gains, Highest Steam Market Share Yet

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Rift Summer Sale Drives Record Gains, Highest Steam Market Share Yet
According to the latest figures from Valve’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has set a new record for its highest historical market share on Steam, almost certainly driven by a major sale which has also brought the headset its largest ever share increase from one month to the next. While the HTC Vive continues […]
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EA Boss: VR Will Take ‘A Couple of Years Before It Is A Mass Market Opportunity’

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EA Boss: VR Will Take ‘A Couple of Years Before It Is A Mass Market Opportunity’
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said in an analyst call today that virtual reality is an “unbelievable innovation” but that it will take “a couple of years before it is a mass market opportunity.” Wilson is less bullish about VR, which analysts such as tech adviser Digi-Capital have said could be a $25 billion market by […]
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HTC Announces Vive Standalone For The Chinese Market

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HTC Announces Vive Standalone For The Chinese Market
Earlier this year HTC became an official partner with Google in producing a Daydream-based standalone VR headset under the Vive brand. Today, HTC announced it is producing a similar device for the Chinese market powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. It looks like it will access HTC’s storefront, called Viveport, to get to virtual worlds […]
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Re-Thinking VR Market Adoption in 2017

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Re-Thinking VR Market Adoption in 2017
The next 12 months could be the year of VR. 2016 was supposed to be the year for VR. As many of us who work in the VR industry know, it most certainly wasn’t. Headset sales were much lower than every research report ever made on the subject, the killer VR app was not discovered […]
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4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique

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4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique
For the Chinese pioneers of virtual reality, business is booming. Goldman Sachs says that China accounted for a third of VR headset sales last year. Asia will likely be the largest market for VR headsets in revenue by 2021, with a 45% global stake. By some measures, VR has been better received in China than […]
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Oculus Founder Expects No Next-gen VR Headsets From Market Incumbents Before Mid-2018

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Oculus Founder Expects No Next-gen VR Headsets From Market Incumbents Before Mid-2018
Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company in March, recently opened up on record for the first time in an interview since September 2016. Among a range of topics discussed, Luckey spoke of the timeline of future VR headsets from major hardware players. Luckey was a long time tinkerer of head mounted displays prior to […]
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U.S. Dominates World’s VR Market as Chinese Consumers Yawn

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U.S. Dominates World’s VR Market as Chinese Consumers Yawn
The virtual reality industry, such as it is, continues to have a hard time selling itself to much of the world. According to a new report from Canalys, U.S. consumers accounted for 40 percent of the global VR market in the first quarter of 2017. Japan moved up to the number two spot with 14 percent. […]
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Google Expects “Tens of Millions” of Daydream-Ready Devices on the Market By Year’s End

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Google Expects “Tens of Millions” of Daydream-Ready Devices on the Market By Year’s End
During Day 2 of Google I/O 2017, following major announcements of support for standalone VR headsets and a ‘2.0’ release of the Daydream software platform, Mike Jazayeri, Director of Product Management for Daydream, stated that “tens of millions” of Daydream-Ready devices are expected in the market by the end of the year. After Daydream VR’s […]
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What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies

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What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies
Now that the dust has settled on F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, it’s time to look back and ask ourselves: what do those announcements actually mean for the end consumers? F8 2017 was held on April 18th and 19th 2017. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, […]
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Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market
In this article we provide an introduction to near-eye optics, analyze the evolution of waveguides, then narrow the field down to holographic waveguides. Throughout we will examine the players in the waveguide OEM market (original equipment manufacturers), concluding with a focus on DigiLens of Sunnyvale. What The Reader Will Gain This article is not meant […]
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