Global shipments of AR/VR headsets to surge 29% in 2020, says Digitimes Research
Summer Kuo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Global shipments of AR/VR headsets are expected to surge 29% on year in 2020, driven by rapidly growing demand for such gears for consumer and commercial applications to support remote work and study activities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Digitimes Research.

The pandemic has prompted consumers to experience more VR applications when staying at home amid lockdowns, leading to shortages of budget VR headsets and hot sales of VR Apps for fitness and social purposes. This, coupled with games, has significantly bolstered the growth of consumer markets so far this year, Digitimes Research said.

Meanwhile, enterprises in the auto, national defense, manufacturing and other sectors have massively adopted AR/VR headsets as part of remote production tools to develop new products and render services to clients during the lockdowns.

Digitimes research believes that enterprises will be increasingly reliant on AR/VR gears to reduce errand-based travel expenses and cut operating costs even after the pandemic ebbs, which will further drive shipment momentum for such gears.

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