Virtual reality is one of the most exciting new technologies to emerge in recent years. Launched as a way to allow people to explore a digital version of the real world, virtually reality now allows users to do pretty much anything they want in a virtual setting.
While the technology is still in its infancy, we already have a number of truly amazing devices that allow us to fully immerse ourselves in immersive VR experiences. But which of these devices is going to dominate the market in the coming years? Let’s take a quick look at what investors are currently betting on.
If you’ve been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the technology world in the last couple of years, then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about when we say Oculus Rift.
The Rift represents the current king of virtual reality, having sold more than 17 million devices since its 2016 unveiling. With its sleek design, high-quality display, and deep immersion, the Oculus Rift is the perfect hybrid device – and the odds of you owning one in the next few years are pretty high.
While the Vive is currently the market leader when it comes to VR-ready computers, the Rift provides an excellent user experience even in its cheaper form. And with more than a dozen game studios already committed to the platform, there’s plenty of games available for it too.
The other big name in virtual reality right now is HTC. While not quite as well known as Oculus, the company behind the HTC Vive is one of the biggest mobile phone manufacturers in the world. Weighing in with more than 20 million devices sold, the Vive brings with it an excellent balance of cost, performance, and features. What’s not to like?
Despite its popularity, the HTC Vive is currently somewhat of a niche product. The majority of its users come from China and Eastern Europe, where the device is readily available for purchase. That being said, the Vive’s incredible price – $799 – and its high-end hardware has made it popular with PC gamers and VR enthusiasts, alike.
Whether you prefer the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, if you’re in the market for a virtual reality device then one thing is for sure: you’re not going to be short of options. There’s a reason behind both of these brand’s popularity right now: virtual reality is taking over.