The virtual reality (VR) headsets market is expected to reach grow at a CAGR of 23.37% between the forecast period of 2018 to 2024. A VR headset is a device mounted at the head that provides a virtual reality experience in games, videos, movies to the wearer. It comprises a stereoscopic head-mounted display and head motion tracking sensors to provide an extraordinary experience to the users. The increasing adoption of VR in advanced gaming consoles is expected to propel market growth during the forecast period. There are huge investments being done in R&D to bring out the state-of-art technology by the manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage over the other market players shows the growth of this market over the next five years. For instance, the innovation of eye sensors in the headsets which track the eye movements of the users to improve the VR experience. Furthermore, the growing adoption of VR in the advertisement industry, military sector is expected to drive the demand. However, increasing penetration of smartphones coupled with the development of VR and 3D applications is another factor that is expected to augment the market demand for VR headsets. However, the high costs of these headsets and health concerns related to the use of VR headsets for a longer period are expected to be the restraining factor for the growth of this market over the next five years.
Increasing adoption of VR across various end-users.
Improvement in technology.
High costs of VR headsets.
Growing health concerns regarding prolonged usage of these headsets.
In late 2017, Apple acquired VR headset startup Vrvana for US$30 million.
In March 2018, HTC Vive and a global gaming leader IGT entered into an agreement to deliver world-class VR Casino Entertainment. This HTC Vive Studio has marked the first foray into casino entertainment and completion of IGT’s first VR solution.
The major players profiled in the virtual reality (VR) headsets market include Facebook, Technologies, LLC., Google, HTC, Fove, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Microsoft, Avegent Corp., Sony Corporation, and LG Electronics among others.
The virtual reality (VR) headsets market has been analyzed through the following segments:
Middle East and Africa
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of the Study
1.6. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Research Design
2.2. Secondary Sources
3. KEY FINDINGS
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1. Market Segmentation
4.2. Market Drivers
4.3. Market Restraints
4.4. Market Opportunities
4.5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.5.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.5.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.6. Life Cycle Analysis - Regional Snapshot
4.7. Market Attractiveness
5. VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS MARKET BY PLATFORM
5.1. PC peripherals
5.2. Smart phone headsets
6. VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS MARKET BY FUNCTIONALITY
7. VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS MARKET BY APPLICATION
8. VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
8.1. North America
8.2. South America
8.3.1. United Kingdom
8.4. Middle East and Africa
8.4.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5. Asia Pacific
8.5.4. South Korea
9. COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
9.1. Competitive Benchmarking and Analysis
9.2. Recent Investments and Deals
9.3. Strategies of Key Players
10. COMPANY PROFILES
10.1. Facebook Technologies, LLC.
10.4. Fove, Inc.
10.5. Samsung Electronics Co.
10.7. Avegent Corp.
10.8. Sony Corporation
10.9. LG Electronics
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
Facebook Technologies, LLC.
Samsung Electronics Co.
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