TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2019 - Market Share - Doc # US45006919

Worldwide Virtual Reality Hardware Market Shares, 2018: Sony Finishes 2018 as Overall Leader with 22.5% Market Share

By: Ramon T. LlamasResearch Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR


This IDC study examines the market share of the major vendors in the worldwide virtual reality hardware market in 2018.

"2018 marked a year of transition for the worldwide virtual reality head-mounted display market," said Ramon T. Llamas, research director with IDC's Devices and AR/VR team. "Interest in screenless viewers, once made popular by Samsung and Google and the overall leader of the market, has cooled off in favor of more sophisticated products like tethered and standalone products. Meanwhile, product refreshes for tethered head-mounted displays has been slower than anticipated. Now that vendors have begun updating products with additional features and functionalities and new silicon solutions have become available, the market is poised for a return in 2019."


Subscriptions Covered

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Companies Covered

Xiaomi Inc., HTC Corporation, Occulus VR, Samsung, Sony Corporation

Regions Covered


Topics Covered

Augmented and virtual reality


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