AMD: Mobile will dominate VR headsets next three years

According to Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Alliances for AMD,  there will be 30 million virtual reality headsets in use in North America and Europe by 2018.

Virtual reality headset predictions from the VR Council. In 2016, mobile-based headsets will account for 80 percent of the market. (Image courtesy AMD.)
Virtual reality headset predictions from the VR Council. In 2016, mobile-based headsets will account for 80 percent of the market with more than 6 million headsets in use. (Image courtesy AMD.)

He was citing figures that resulted from the inaugural meeting of the VR Council, an industry group with 70 members.

Half of all those headsets, or 15 million, will be running on mobile devices. Another 10 million will be console-based, like Sony’s Project Morpheus. And 5 million will be PC peripherals like the Oculus Rift.

He gave the keynote address at the VRLA Summer Expo a week ago.

Watch the entire presentation below.

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