Is Mobile VR the Near-Term Opportunity?

Though we're all excited about higher-end tethered (PC & console) VR, is mobile where VR will really scale in the nearer term? This was the topic of VRARA's Fall San Francisco Event.

In fact, roughly 2 million tethered VR headsets will be sold this year, growing to 64 million by 2020 (IDC). That's great, but it pales to the 2.6 billion smartphones out there.

This and other nuggets were presented in our event's opening presentation, which can be seen below. Stay tuned for lots more video and thought leadership from recent SF events. 

Mike Boland

Michael Boland is Chief Analyst and VP of Content for BIA/Kelsey, covering online and mobile media. Mike is a frequent speaker at top industry conferences such as BIA/Kelsey events, Search Engine Strategies, ad:tech, and WHERE 2.0. He has authored in-depth reports on the changing local media landscape including online video, social networking and mobile. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as Business Insider and the Huffington Post. A trusted source for reporters covering the interactive media space, his comments have appeared in major news and trade media, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes. Previously he was a San Francisco-based freelance writer for business and technology magazines, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine. Mike began his career in business analysis and journalism as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine, where he covered tech & media.