1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

    Most IC chips, platform products and hardware solutions currently available in the market are unable to keep up with the pace of development and hardware requirements of the VR industry, impeding makers' efforts to ramp up their shipments in 2017, said the sources.

    Consequently, most VR makers are reluctant to reveal their shipment targets for 2017 due to continued constrains in supply of hardware and software products, added the sources, noting that some VR shipments in 2016 were delayed by a tight supply of OLED panels and sensor products.

    HTC will manage to ship 450,000-500,000 units of its HTC Vive devices in 2016, but will probably only be able to ramp up its shipments to 600,000 units in 2017, Digitimes reported earlier.

    Sony is expected to ship 1.5 million PS VR products in 2016 and expand the shipments to 2.5 million in 2017, while Oculus will ship 650,000 Oculus Rift units in 2016 and 1.2 million in 2017, according to TrendForce.

    Source: Login to DIGITIMES archive & research
    12-31-2016 09:28 PM
  2. Talkivr's Avatar
    Yeah I think most of the Higher quality parts and speed of production are still coming around, think we're really trying to push it to the limit from what we've seen. If market settles down I think prices might also go down a bit making it more affordable. Delicate balancing act.
    12-31-2016 09:46 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I don't know if the next generation of Chinese chips with integrated VR sensors and CPU/GPU will help to increase the market, with quality (ok not the strong side of China's CPU) devices.
    01-01-2017 06:02 AM
  4. pjs37's Avatar
    They are in dire need of this VR standards to help prevent this fractioning we have on the high end HMD side. Hardware wise I think we will see slow growth towards higher resolution displays and more accurate tracking technologies.
    01-01-2017 01:10 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well CES is up now, so a new chip from Qualcomm might help, I don't really know what exactly it does, but at least it can run Windows
    01-03-2017 06:19 PM

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