Virtual Reality Statistics, History and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Virtual Reality statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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:


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:


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


Estimated number of virtual reality devices shipped by 2020:

50 million

Amount Facebook reportedly purchased Oculus for in 2014:

$2 billion


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Virtual Reality stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.