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Suggestions of 27.4% Increase on HMD sales Year-on-Year!

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,162 Valuable Player
edited July 2018 in General



According to a new study by TrendForce's Topology Industrial Research Institute, the VR market, which includes PC-side, game console and VR, shipped 3.65 million units worldwide last year, and is expected to grow to 4.65 million units this year, with an annual increase of 27.4; research indicates that the new generation of major manufacturers will be retained by year-end , as a competitive chip for next year, the VR market focus this year will focus on Oculus's competition with HTC Vive in the Chinese market.


Topology Research manager Cai pointed out that Sony's strategy this year is still dominated by the psvr market, through PS4 loyal users plus the end of the Christmas sales, estimated shipments will grow to 2 million this year; Oculus high-end VR All-in-one Santa Cruz Although the delay has not been introduced, but through the millet Let Oculus go into the Chinese market, also led this year estimated shipments to 900,000 units.


HTC this year launched a series of Vive focus and Vive Pro, the Chinese market under the threat of millet, growth is limited, the estimated volume of 600,000 units. With most partners turning to a conservative approach to the VR market, shipments of Windows Mixed Reality headsets are expected to decline this year, estimated at only 150,000 units.


Source: CNYES


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  • RorschachPhoenixRorschachPhoenix Posts: 1,594 Valuable Player
    Microsoft is selling less this year?
    Excuse my bad english. I speak to you through the google translator. :P
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,502 Valuable Player
    Microsoft is selling less this year?

    Not surprising tbh. They're mid-range headsets after all.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,162 Valuable Player
    Microsoft is selling less this year?

    Seems that MS management are concerned that the whole VR side of their WinMR project is floundering - they hired a large number of ex-Oculus staffers to help with the original project and are in the process of now culling the numbers towards finding a core group that can work with the best of the headset developers towards a new release. Information as you would expect is limited, but many are suggesting a Samsung Odyssey style version two system in 12-months.

    But in all reality it is the HL2 release that is the key focus of MS' business interests regarding WinMR for the short term - and they are setting their sites on being a ML killer - going to be brutal.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,162 Valuable Player
    While I posted this data - I am sceptical on its accuracy, as I am with all data research findings - the only real numbers are the ones that the manufacturers are hard against sharing. 

    I think the HTC numbers are way low, and just from the rough calculation of how many Vives are in circulation just in my sector, we should be seeing a much higher percentage - also remember the HTC has been selling longer than CV1 - while the CV1 has seen an incredible upswing following the price drop.
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