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Virtual Reality Market Trends

ID: MRFR//0411-CR | 102 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| February 2020

Virtual Reality Market Overview


The Virtual Reality market size is projected to grow from USD 7.78 billion in 2024 to USD 53.01 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.10% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Virtual Reality was valued at USD 5.91 billion in 2023.


Increased adoption of VR technology and Proliferation of industry 4.0/5.0 to Impact the VR Market Growth Positively are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Figure1: Virtual Reality Market, 2018 - 2032 (USD Billion)


Virtual Reality Market Overview1


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Virtual Reality Market Trends


Wide Adoption of VR Technology is driving the market growth


The virtual reality market is experiencing growth due to the increasing use of head-mounted displays in gaming and entertainment. Theme parks are incorporating VR technology, particularly in coaster rides, using animation techniques. Furthermore, the integration of 5G and advancements in fully immersive technology is driving market expansion. In healthcare, VR is applied for simulation, robotic surgery, and skills training, offering a safe environment for learning and acquiring new skills. Additionally, VR provides valuable insights into diagnostics, surpassing traditional methods and reducing the need for invasive procedures or surgeries. This factor drives the market CAGR.


Additionally, industry 4.0 encompasses improved communication between devices and machines, combining machine-to-machine communication and the Internet of Things. Virtual reality enhances this interaction by providing immersive experiences and feedback mechanisms. The adoption of automation in manufacturing, particularly in developing regions, drives the growth of the virtual reality market. Industries such as healthcare and automotive are witnessing strong demand for VR. This presents future opportunities for firms, especially in emerging countries with high demand from manufacturing industries.Thus, driving the Virtual Reality Market revenue.


Virtual Reality Market Segment Insights


Virtual Reality (VR) Component Insights


Based on components, the Virtual Reality Market segmentation includes hardware and software. The hardware segment dominates the Virtual Reality Market. This is because hardware components such as head-mounted displays, controllers, sensors, and tracking systems are essential for delivering immersive VR experiences. The demand for high-quality and technologically advanced hardware drives the dominance of this segment in the market. Additionally, the continuous innovation and improvement in VR hardware contribute to its leading position in the industry.


Figure2: Virtual Reality Market, by Component, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Virtual Reality Market, by Component, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Virtual Reality (VR) Device Type Insights


Based on device type, the Virtual Reality Market segmentation includes head-mounted displays, gesture tracking devices, projectors and display walls, and 3D cameras. The head-mounted displays segment dominates the Virtual Reality Market. The head-mounted displays segment dominates the virtual reality market. This is because they provide a wide field of view and high-resolution visuals, enhancing the sense of presence in virtual environments. The increasing popularity of VR gaming and entertainment applications has driven the demand for HMDs, making them the dominant segment in the VR market. Additionally, advancements in HMD technology, such as improved display quality and comfort, further contribute to their market dominance.


Virtual Reality (VR) Technology Insights


Based on technology, the Virtual Reality Market segmentation includes non-immersive, semi-immersive, and fully immersive. The fully immersive segment dominates the Virtual Reality Market. Fully immersive VR technology provides users with a highly immersive and interactive experience by surrounding them with virtual environments.The ability to experience a sense of presence and interact with virtual objects and environments has made fully immersive VR highly popular in gaming, entertainment, training, and simulation applications.


Virtual Reality (VR) Vertical Insights


The Virtual Reality Market segmentation, based on vertical, includes consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, healthcare, commercial, and industrial. The consumer electronics segment dominates the Virtual Reality Market. VR technology has gained significant traction among consumers, driven by the demand for immersive gaming and entertainment experiences. Virtual reality headsets and devices have become more accessible and


Virtual Reality (VR) Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific Virtual Reality Market area will dominate this market, The virtual technology industry in the region is driven by increasing investments in technology developments and the growing adoption of head-mounted displays (HMD) for simulation and training purposes. Moreover, China’s Virtual Reality Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Virtual Reality Market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Further, the major countries studiedin the market reportare The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure3: VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's Virtual Reality market accounts for the second-largest market share due to thegrowing media & entertainment industry and increasing VR applications in the education and healthcare sectors. Further, the German Virtual Reality market held the largest market share, and the UK Virtual Reality market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


North America is expected to grow fastest from 2023 to 2032. This is due tothe presence of many key players, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook Inc., and others, alongside the growing industrial sector drives virtual reality market trends.


Virtual Reality (VR) Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Virtual Reality market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Virtual Reality (VR) industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Virtual Reality (VR) industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The Virtual Reality (VR) industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the Virtual Reality market, including Sony Corporation (Japan), Microsoft Corporation (US), Google LLC (US), Facebook Inc (US), Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (US), Samsung Electronics (South Korea) Sensics Inc. (US) Vuzix Corporation (US) Eon Reality Inc. (US)., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


MyXR is a SaaS engagement software and solutions company that aims to engage, inform, empower, and entertain users through its scalable platforms.Recently, MYXR Inc. announced a strategic partnership with immersive solutions studio Theia Interactive. This partnership enables MYXR to create XR content for its new SaaS offerings. It enhances the quality of materials in their planned releases, including MYXR Engage 2.0x and the MYXR Experience Platform 3.0.


Wrap Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a leading provider of innovative public safety technologies and services. They offer advanced technology and training solutions to empower public safety officials in effectively serving and protecting their communities. Recently, WRAP Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of NSENA Inc., a developer and provider of a law enforcement training platform using immersive virtual reality technology. This acquisition strengthens WRAP's presence in the virtual reality training market and complements their existing BolaWrap law enforcement training solution.


Key CompaniesIn The Virtual Reality Market Include



Virtual Reality (VR) Industry Developments


In April 2023, Sony has introduced a measurement service and specialized software for their 360 Virtual Mixing Environment (360VME), a spatial sound technology for headphones. This technology allows creators to replicate multi-channel studio sound environments using headphones, enabling the production of high-quality spatial sound content from anywhere. Sony's 360VME improves VR audio, democratizes content creation, collaborates with studios, and introduces specialized hardware, enhancing immersion and VR market growth.


In October 2022, Microsoft and Meta (formerly Facebook) have joined forces to integrate Microsoft's productivity tools, including Teams, into Meta's VR headsets. This partnership aims to create immersive collaborative experiences and contribute to Meta's broader metaverse vision.


In May 2022, Google has acquired Raxium, a Bay Area startup specializing in microLED display tech for wearables and AR/VR headsets. The deal aims to bolster Google's hardware efforts. This move follows Google's 2020 acquisition of Canadian AR glasses company North and its ongoing efforts to develop an Augmented Reality OS and innovative AR devices.


In March 2022, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon Metaverse Fund. The fund is created for investing investing up to $100 million in XR experiences, AR, and AI technologies. This fund supports developers in gaming, health, entertainment, education, and enterprise to create immersive metaverse experiences.


Virtual Reality Market Segmentation


Virtual Reality (VR) Component Outlook




  • Hardware




  • Software




Virtual Reality (VR) Device Type Outlook




  • Head-Mounted Displays




  • Gesture Tracking Device




  • Projectors and Display Walls




  • 3D Cameras




Virtual Reality (VR) Technology Outlook




  • Non-Immersive




  • Semi-Immersive




  • Fully Immersive




Virtual Reality (VR) Vertical Outlook




  • Consumer Electronics




  • Aerospace and Defense




  • Healthcare




  • Commercial




  • Industrial




Virtual Reality (VR) Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe



    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific



    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World



    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





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