VR headsets shipments to decline by 12 percent in 2022


Most people first learned about the Metaverse in October 2021 when Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook to Meta. Metaverse is a virtual world ie virtual world. Through this, people from different cities or countries can connect in such a way as if they are with each other. High-speed Internet and virtual reality headsets are required to connect to the Metaverse. But is this sector not progressing as fast as was expected? Is the Metaverse Failing? The figures revealed in a report have raised this question.

CCS Insight’s statistics It has been told that the worldwide shipment of virtual and augmented reality headsets decreased by 12 percent to 9.6 million this year. Whereas, research
CNBC met with the firm NPD Group statistics Reportedly, sales of VR headsets in the US are set to drop 2 percent to $1.1 billion in 2022. These figures are a challenge for all those companies like Facebook, who are seeing a bright future in the world of Metaverse and are investing in the technologies related to it.

However, Mark Zuckerberg said in one of his statements that it may take up to a decade for the Metaverse to become mainstream. But he expressed the hope that this sector is a business worth hundreds of billions of dollars. From the figures that have come out now, it can be said that the metaverse has a long way to go.

Meta is a big name in the virtual reality market. However, its VR headsets are not able to catch pace in the market. of reports according, the company’s Quest 2 and Quest Pro are decently priced VR headsets. Quest 2 was introduced in the year 2020, it has seen a decline in sales in 2022. Whereas Quest Pro costs more than $1100, which makes it an expensive product.

One Report According to , it is unclear whether VR devices will pick up again in 2023. Anyway, the fear of recession has deepened in the market. Although some more products may come in this area in the new year. Apple’s Mixed Reality headset may be launched. Its price can be between 2 to 3 thousand dollars. There will be about 10 cameras inside and outside in this device. At the same time, Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset may be launched at the beginning of the new year. Users who have PlayStation 5 will be able to use it.

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