Top 3 Virtual Reality Stocks on the Market
Augmented and virtual reality stocks were named the next mega tech themes through 2030 by investment bank Piper Jaffray using the rate of growth of smartphones as a yardstick.
The Top Virtual Reality Stocks Today
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The VR/AR buzz has been on the increase for years and more companies are entering into the VR and AR market.
Since the year 2015, a lot of researchers and investment bankers have been very optimistic about how well virtual reality stocks and the technology itself are going to turn out in future. Some estimations are as follows:
1. Goldman Sachs foresees an increase in the VR market to the tune of $80 billion to $182 billion market by 2025.
2. The research firm Kzero expects users of these technologies to increase from an estimated 4.8 million to 28 million by 2018 .
3. MarketsandMarkets expects $15.89 billion in VR revenue by 2020.
4. International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts VR hardware to surpass sales of $2 billion in 2016.
5. Business Insider Intelligence foresees a 67 percent CAGR in VR headset shipments over the next several years.
Customers are just starting to get a feel of virtual reality with most headsets just hitting the markets recently. Top contenders include the HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. Old smartphones are not left out as Google has introduced the Google Cardboard do-it-yourself cheap VR headset, which makes use of Android smartphones.
Major media houses have started implementing VR technology. From the New York Times to Disney to even the porn industry, VR is experiencing an explosive growth.
The reviews of these products have been awesome, and users are so excited and feel nothing could go wrong with VR.
With all this information at hand, only the unwise would fail to start purchasing virtual reality stocks as early as possible. Some struck gold with Nvidia, Intel, Apple, and Microsoft by buying their shares at the beginning when they were relatively unknown. It would be wise of one to do the same now.
Here are the best three companies to invest in as regarding the virtual reality industry:
Most people think hardware is the only thing worth investing in as regarding VR. Little realize that a lot of VR content would be generated and VR content sales could overtake hardware sales as early as 2019. Walt Disney is one of the big names in the field of generating VR content, and it has started taking the initiative of filming some movie extras in 360 degrees.
Facebook own Oculus Rift has received massive applauds all over the world, and a lot of people are in love with the Oculus Rift. Facebook also has a partnership with South Korean technological giant Samsung, and together they released the now-big-thing Samsung Gear VR. Usage of the Oculus Rift has clocked over a million users. When it comes to virtual reality, Facebook can’t be ignored.
Sony is set to launch its PlayStation VR headset in 2016 to much anticipation. The PlayStation VR is expected to launch at a cheaper price than the Oculus Rift and would also drive up hardware sales of the new hardware boosted PlayStation 4 console code-named PlayStation Neo. It is expected that pre-orders for the PlayStation VR would be so high that Sony would not be able to meet up with the demand.
Make your own decision as to where you want to invest your money, but you sure might want to check out all of this virtual reality buzz.