27 Jun '16, 6am

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper Steve Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Monday 27 June 2016] Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute. Demand for the PS VR headsets has been stronger than expected since the VR device was available for pre-sale in Japan in mid-June, said the report. Rival companies Oculus and HTC will ship 2.3 million Oculus Rift and 700,000 HTC Vive, respectively, during the same period, the report said. Global shipments of VR HMD devices (excluding mobile VR devices) are expected to grow by a CAGR of 53.5% to reach 50 million units in 2020, up from nine million shipped in 2016, added the report. In related news, Japan-based Nikkei...

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