By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday that it expects
worldwide shipments of Virtual Reality (VR) hardware to increase by up to 24 times in 2016, with screenless viewers enjoying the largest market share at 74 percent.
As more consumers and industry users adopt VR technologies, there will be ample opportunities for consumer, gaming, entertainment and business applications providers to ride this wave, according to IDC.
It is vital to get a clear picture of the VR market within the context of the ecosystem, the market research firm said. International companies like SONY and HTC are taking the lead in VR technologies while Chinese companies are advantaged in marketing. VR device is being highly correlated with the development of the larger ecosystem of upstream supply chain, content, platforms and accessories, IDC said.
Virtual reality (VR) is an increasingly hot topic at technology events, government meetings and consumer entertainment events, injecting a boost of much needed excitement into consumer IT and business applications markets, IDC added. [FULL STORY]