9 Interesting Virtual Reality Facts and Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers



Virtual Reality Facts and Statistics

Here are the more interesting Virtual Reality facts and statistics I was able to dig up recently. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these Virtual Reality stats are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed on DMR should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Virtual Reality Facts and Statistics

First time 1 million virtual reality headsets were sold in a quarter:

Q3 2017


Estimated number of virtual reality headsets that were sold in 2016:

6.3 million to 10 million


Most popular virtual reality headset to date:

Sony PlayStation VR

Last updated 11/28/17


Percentage of consumers that would be willing to spend more than $200 on a virtual reality system:

30%

Last updated 11/28/17


Projected size of the virtual reality gaming market by 2021:

$34 billion

Last updated 3/17/17


Percentage of Americans that owned a virtual reality headset in 2016:

6%


Projected percentage of Americans that owned a virtual reality headset by 2020:

40%


Estimated number of virtual reality devices shipped by 2020:

50 million


Amount Facebook reportedly purchased Oculus for in 2014:

$2 billion