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The United States is the top VR market in Q1 2017

The VR world keeps expanding and United States is the main driver behind it. Customers there got 40% of all VR headsets shipped in the January-March quarter of 2017. Second is Japan with 14% or 81,000 VR units, with 9 out of 10 headsets being the PlayStation VR.

The third most developed market for Virtual Reality headsets is China. 11% of all VR sets go to the Chinese market. HTC is an undisputable leader there with 15,000 shipped Vives or about a quarter of the whole market.

Japan managed to jump in second due to heavy demand for Sonys in-house VR headset. According to Canalys analysts, Gaming and entertainment continue to be the key driver for VR headsets [..] Sony has to ensure AAA titles are comfortable to play on PlayStation VR for extended periods of time.

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