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    VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Fewer than 10 million units were sold in 2016.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Bring the prices down and I would have one myself.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021
    Yeah, if the fad lasts that long.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Yeah, if the fad lasts that long.
    This ain't like 3D, this is a complete and utter game-changer, it ain't a fad.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    I remember some 3D evangelists making the same claims.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    But they need games, which developers won't make if the customers aren't out there! Sony (primarily, as their headset is the cheapest) need to be bankrolling AAA games for PSVR -that will spur adoption on. Otherwise it'll stutter and fail.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    I remember some 3D evangelists making the same claims.
    They said 3D films were a fad back in the 1950s... yet here we are still with 3D films selling.
    Notice how it sells a hell of a lot better when people do it properly and stop treating it just like a sales gimmick, though...

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    I wonder if anyone will pay me to predict that IDC will get more than 50% of their predictions wrong by 2021.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    I doubt this prediction will come true, as I think it will still be a niche at that point in time.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    I remember some 3D evangelists making the same claims.
    The difference is that many adopters and users said 3D was a gimmick

    Everyone I know that has tried Vive has said the same "game changer"

    You clearly have not experienced Portal Stores VR, Robo Recall, Arizona Sunshine, Trials on Tatooine etc on a Vive.....else you would know how much of a game changer it is.
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The difference is that many adopters and users said 3D was a gimmick

    Everyone I know that has tried Vive has said the same "game changer"

    You clearly have not experienced Portal Stores VR, Robo Recall, Arizona Sunshine, Trials on Tatooine etc on a Vive.....else you would know how much of a game changer it is.
    I'm quite happy to be proven wrong, but I ain't holding my breath.

    Every time I hear "this ain't the same as 3D" and see assumptions that I haven't experienced VR, I see a dyed in the wool VR fan and I know I won't change your opinion - I've had far too many debates with people who chase this particular rainbow. You know for a fact we're heading for the VR sausage machine - inundated with tripe served up as filet mignon - the "it's awesome because it's VR" marketing approach.

    The sad thing is how many people will swallow it whole, and even queue up for more.

    [edit] On re-reading my post, it came across as a bit insulting and that wasn't my intention, so I've edited it slightly.
    Last edited by Spreadie; 20-06-2017 at 03:35 PM. Reason: reflection
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    You know for a fact we're heading for the VR sausage machine - inundated with tripe served up as filet mignon - the "it's awesome because it's VR" marketing approach.
    Steam is (or often seems like) a veritable sausage machine of pathetic copycat indie games, yet that still features some great games too...
    Play Store has a stack of mindless rip-off cack and Candy Crush clones, yet still offers plenty of decent apps and games.
    Television - Same thing... X-Factor, Brookside, BGT, America's Next Top Model, I'm a Celebrity, British Bake-off... and yet you can also use television to watch Band of Brothers & The Pacific, The Expanse, Black Sails, and loads of other good shows, too.

    Yes, you will get cack. People jump on profit bandwagons... but you will also get diamonds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    The sad thing is how many people will swallow it whole, and even queue up for more.
    GOOD!!!!!
    That way more people will invest in VR, more options will appear, more people will be more discerning over what they buy and more companies will start making even better kit.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    People might be buying 3D televisions but it's now just 'a thing' that a tv set can do. The marketing train has ended on that slice of pie. Can't say it did amazingly well.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    I will say as an Oculus owner it is a game changer, the best way I can explain is I got a 3D TV and wife wasn't all that fussed before or after use.

    When she tried the Oculus even she had to admit it was amazing.

    Now the problem is price, as much as she liked it she wouldn't have paid for the PC+ Oculus, in simple terms as the tech progresses and gets cheaper/better/smaller/lighter it will sell more.

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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    I had the DK2 and it was an amazing experience but the prices are currently above what I am prepared to pay. Hopefully they will drop and will be getting myself another one
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    Re: VR and AR headset sales to top 100 million a year by 2021: IDC

    Pretty happy with my PSVR. Of course the resolution of the display is disgusting, but that is something that can be easily fixed in the future. All the other technical details are already working quite well.

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