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The price and capabilities of virtual reality (VR) systems are diverging at a rapid pace. The headset market is likely to restructure to support two distinct segments: dedicated VR and mobile-based VR.


  • Although dedicated VR headsets will get most of the press over the coming months as they delight high-end gamers, mobile-based VR headsets will catch up quickly as future generations of smartphones are released.

Features and Benefits

  • Details headset prices and shipping dates,
  • Highlights the capabilities and limitations of today's VR headsets.
  • Suggests which VR markets to invest in, taking into account different future scenarios.

Key questions answered

  • Will dedicated VR headsets succeed?
  • What is the difference (in experience) between dedicated VR headsets, mobile-based VR headsets, and promotional VR headsets?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • A two-speed VR market has emerged
  • How do the experiences on different headsets compare?
  • How will the market develop?
  • Mobile VR winning out is the most likely scenario


  • Further reading
  • Author

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