Virtual reality: level of interest of Europeans 2016

This chart presents the results of a 2016 survey of British, French, Spanish and German interest in virtual reality headsets, based on their video game practice. According to the source, more than 70% of PS4 and Xbox One console gamers said they were interested in owning a virtual reality headset at home, compared to about half of PC gamers.

Would you be interested in owning a virtual reality headset at home? *

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Release date

March 2016


France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

10,832 ** people interviewed

Supplementary notes

* The question was formulated by the source as follows: "New 'virtual reality' technology will be available, allowing you to experience more immersive home entertainment, [...] consoles, you will be able to move around within a virtual space This could include playing video games, as well as interacting with other content (such as movies or simulated environments). How would you like to have this type of 'virtual reality' technology at home? ยป

** Sample composition:
-n (total) = 10.832
-n (video game players) = 8.317
-n (console players) = 5.427
-n (PS4 / Xbox One players) = 2.056
-n (smartphone / tablet players) = 6.267
-n (PC players) = 6.147

The source does not indicate the methodology used.

The source gives no information on the missing percentage points to obtain 100%.

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