It was recently reported that virtual reality (VR) is going to be a multi-billion industry in four years, and this is something that we have heard quite frequently as its popularity is inevitably growing. However, those who were asked in Germany didn’t seem too phased by the technology unless they were gamers.
In a poll carried out in Germany by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), it looks like most adults have heard of it, but they have had little engagement with it. The figures that reflect this are that 85% had heard of VR, but it was only down in the 5% range that people had tried it while gaming and other contexts. 71% had used VR occasionally, 14.9% once a week or more, and 4.2% daily.
Even though they have had little engagement, most of the adults weren’t particularly bothered about getting a head-mounted display (HMD) either. 2.1% (one in 50) already owned one, 0.9% (just less than half a person?) had ordered a headset, but 46.1% were undecided on whether or not to get one while 1/3 said they wouldn’t get one.
However, VR’s saving grace was its use for video gaming. Almost half said it was great for gaming without accessories, and 38% believe that VR is bringing higher quality kinds of games to the market.
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