Virtual Reality (VR) Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Virtual Reality (VR) market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Virtual Reality (VR) trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Virtual Reality (VR) Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Virtual Reality (VR) Market according to our research experts:

Gaming Segment Accounted for the Largest Market Share

  • There has been a rapid growth in VR and AR gamers worldwide, expanding the market horizon. According to NewGenApps, a provider of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and AR/VR solutions, the global user base of VR and AR games is expected to increase to 216 million users and will be worth USD 11.6 billion by 2025.
  • Furthermore, the increased comfort levels of consumers in situational uses, such as VR calls and VR gaming, are among the factors which suggest a positive outlook for VR technology in gaming.
  • As per the figures released by the Entertainment Software Association, nearly 227 million American people play video games weekly, including two-thirds of adults and three-fourths of kids below 18 years of age. About 55% of males and 45% of females play video games, and the average age of players playing a video game is 31 years.
  • In Feb 2022, Sony came up with VR2 and VR2 Sense Controllers for the PlayStation 5 to give users a next-level virtual reality experience allowing players to escape into the gaming world with a high range of sensations. VR2 adds a high visual fidelity and enhanced trackers.
  • In July 2021, Virtex announced that it plans to launch a virtual reality stadium, 'Virtex Stadium,' which lets the fans watch the game with their friends from the center of the field. The launch is in line with the growing popularity of e-sports and the growing affordability and performance of VR consumer devices. According to VentureBeat, the eSports audience globally accounted for 474 million in 2021 and is expected to reach 577.2 million by 2024.
Share of Game Developers Working on Game Projects for VRAR Platforms, in Percentage, Global, 2022

North America Holds Significant Market Share

  • North America is one of the prominent regions for the virtual reality market. It has also been a pioneer in adopting innovations, which provides North America with an edge over other regions.
  • Further, the region has the highest number of startups focusing on bringing innovative VR technologies for various industries. According to Tracxn Technologies, there are approximately 951 Virtual Reality startups in the United States. A few of them include Orbbec, JauntVR, Dreamscape, and Sandbox VR. Dreamscape is creating a location-based immersive virtual reality entertainment.
  • Tracxn Technologies aims to open a VR multiplex in Los Angeles which will use untethered VR headsets, which means that participants will be wearing VR headsets powered by a computer carried around in a custom backpack, which will allow them to move freely through space and interact with real and virtual objects as well as with each other.
  • The investors in this region are actively looking to invest in diverse VR technology startups working in the region. For instance, the GFR Fund has invested in 17 North American startup companies based on VR technology. Such investments are expected to continue and are estimated to drive market growth in the forecast period.
  • Various research centers and academics in the region have also been working to explore the potential of virtual reality technology. For instance, Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) is an interdisciplinary research center focused on the intersection of humans and technology. The Medical Virtual Reality group at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies is dedicated to studying and advancing the uses of VR simulation technology for clinical purposes.
Virtual Reality (VR) Market- Growth Rate by Region (2022-2027)

VR Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)