The popularity of VR among Polish gamers
Polish gamers have been asked the question about their experiences connected with directly using virtual reality technology. In comparison to 2019, a decrease has been observed in that area. Last year, 21% of the respondents declared that they had any experience at all with the VR technology. This year, that share decreased to 10%. Simple, unexpensive sets, such as Google Cardboard or Gear VR, developed with a designation for mobile devices, are invariably leading in the category of the most popular VR devices. Each of the more advanced sets, such as Oculus, HTC Vive or PlayStation VR, reaches approximately 1/4 of the respondents. That result is not surprising because of the high threshold connected with the prices of those devices. This year, Oculus, belonging to Facebook Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., manufacturing virtual reality sets, including Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest, was indicated by 28% of the gamers who have used VR devices. HTC Vive achieved 26% of the indications. PlayStation VR is on the worst position in that comparison – only 22% of the people who used VR sets indicated the Sony product. Although the share of all gamers using VR devices decreased year over year, a higher interest and testing of various types of devices can be observed among virtual reality fans.
Graph 1 Base: gamers (play on at least one of 5 the platforms) N=1036
Do you use VR (Virtual Reality) devices?
Graph 2 Base: Respondents who use VR devices N=108
Choose which device you use?