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‘Gear VR glasses more shipped than Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR”

‘Gear VR glasses more shipped than Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR”

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The virtualrealitybril Gear VR is in the last year more shipped than competitors Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR at each other.

This is evident from data from market researcher SuperData (. pdf). According to the company, there are in 2016 a total of 6.3 million VR headsets are shipped. The Gear VR was 4,51 million times from the factory.

The Oculus Rift was, according to the study’s 240,000 times shipped, while the Rift 420.000 time it was sent. PlayStation VR state of 750,000 shipments. The relatively new Google VR glasses Daydream state 260.000 copies.

The Gear VR is a virtualrealitybril meant for Samsung phones, for around the 100 euro is sold. Samsung developed the Gear VR in collaboration with Oculus, the company that also the more expensive Rift has made.

The price of competitors PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is a lot higher. The PlayStation glasses are the cheapest of the three with 400 euros and requires a game console. The other two cost about the double and work in conjunction with a high-quality gaming pc.

Possibly the price difference ensures that the Gear VR, and much more was shipped. In addition, Samsung has glasses given away for free to people who have a Galaxy S7 in some countries had previously ordered.

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