100% Plus Growth Prediction for VR and AR
Worldwide AR and VR headset shipments are expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3%, reaching 76.0 million units by 2020.
More affordable VR devices will continue to lead the market in terms of volume. However, IDC expects AR headsets to pick up momentum over the forecast as more affordable technologies and more OEMs enter the market. IDC is currently tracking three categories of headsets: screen-less viewers, such as Samsung’s Gear VR; tethered head-mounted displays (HMDs), such as the HTC Vive; and standalone HMDs, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens.