IDC Forecasts AV and VR Headset Shipments to Reach 76 Million Units by 2020

Published by , January 2, 2017 2:04 am

(EnterpriseInnovation) International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts the worldwide AR and VR headset shipments to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3 percent from 2015 to 2020, reaching 76 million units by the end of the forecast period.
“2016 has been a defining year for AR as millions of consumers were introduced to Pokemon Go and, on the commercial side, developers and businesses finally got their hands on coveted headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens,” said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers. “AR may just be on track to create a shift in computing significant enough to rival the smartphone. However, the technology is still in its infancy and has a long runway ahead before reaching mass adoption.”

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