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Global augmented and virtual reality headset shipment 2015-2023

Forecast shipments of virtual and augmented reality headsets worldwide from 2015 to 2023 (in million units)

by Shanhong Liu, last edited Jul 22, 2019
Global augmented and virtual reality headset shipment 2015-2023 The statistic shows a forecast for the number of augmented, virtual and mixed reality headset devices expected to be shipped worldwide from 2015 to 2023. In 2023, the number of AR/VR devices shipped worldwide is expected to increase to 68.6 million units.
Augmented and virtual reality hardware sales – additional information

Augmented reality is a computer-generated simulation of a real-world environment that is augmented by artificial sensory inputs, enhancing one’s perception of the reality. Virtual reality, by contrast, creates its own reality that is solely computer driven. Both technologies are often blended together to generate a more immersing experience. As of 2017, two in every five Americans has heard of Samsung Gear VR, a headset designed for gaming combining both virtual and augmented reality technology. Other well-known device brands include Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Microsoft HoloLens.

The virtual reality technology market will see a growing demand over the next few years, as the number of active virtual reality users worldwide is predicted to double annually from 2016 onwards. The sales of VR hardware are set to generate total revenues of around 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2022. The market demand for augmented reality technology is likewise forecast to rise significantly. By 2022, the number of augmented reality hardware shipments worldwide is expected to increase to nearly 26.7 million units.
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Forecast shipments of virtual and augmented reality headsets worldwide from 2015 to 2023 (in million units)

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