191 Million Smartphones Compatible with VR Headsets

191 Million Smartphones Compatible with VR Headsets - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 April 2017 / 46,833 Views

191 million of the 2.8 billion smartphones in the hands of consumers are compatible with VR headsets, the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, according to a new report released by Newzoo.

Breaking down the figure 184.4 million smartphones are compatible with Gear VR worldwide, while 5.6 million are compatible with Daydream. 

Samsung announced it had sold five million Gear VR headsets by January 2017. That is just 2.7 percent of all compatible Samsung devices. 

In order for adoption of VR headsets to reach mass appeal more VR content needs to be released, along with lower price points. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

WagnerPaiva (on 19 April 2017)

I have both, Vr for smartphone and PSVR, it is like playing with a plastic 1 dollar car (Smartphone) and driving a FERRARI in real life (PSVR).


Podings (on 23 April 2017)

And it needs to actually work and not be a gimmick that's fun for 2-3 uses.


Johnw1104 (on 23 April 2017)

Methinks now is the time to buy stock in whoever owns Dramamine.


Chazore (on 20 April 2017)

Insane amount for a user base.