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  • IDC: VR and AR Headsets Ship 2.3M Units in Q1 2017

    June 2nd, 2017GamespotUncategorized

    Worldwide shipments for virtual reality and augmented reality headsets reached 2.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report released by IDC. VR headsets account for 98 percent of the sales.

    The Samsung Gear VR accounted for the most units shipped at 489,500 units (21.5%), while Sony was a close second with 429,000 units (18.8%) shipped of its PlayStation VR.


    The HTC Vive and Oculus are far behind with 190,900 units (8.4%) and 99,3000 units (4.0%) shipped, respectively. 

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