Virtual Reality Set to go Mainstream

May 12th, 2017
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Big things are in store for virtual reality (VR), with 2017 off to a successful start for the concept! In fact, SlotsMillion, known as the VR casino, has done its homework and found that 92% of people are familiar with VR, and 23% of that have taken the concept for a spin.

A total of 2,000 individuals were surveyed in a study conducted by Opinium, an insight agency, during which further statistics were gathered. Of the group surveyed, 2% have sent at least 25 hours using VR technology, while 6% claim to have spent 1-24 hours in VR, and 15% have tried it at least once or twice.

The study confirmed that VR is significantly more popular among the younger generation, with 40% of 18 to 34 year-olds having experienced VR, followed by 24% of 35 to 54 year-olds, and 10% of those over 55. This data also coincides with the amount of money individuals are willing to put into the VR experience, with those between 18 and 34, willing to spend an average of £134, and those over 55 willing to spend a nearly halved amount of £74.

Much promise is demonstrated in the 66% who have not yet tried the technology but consider themselves interested. Of the 66%, 1% admit to being ‘obsessed,’ while 14% are ‘very interested,’ 19% consider themselves ‘interested,’ and 33% are ‘mildly interested.’

Also revealed in the study, is an increased interest in VR by men, with 72% of males expressing an interest, in comparison to 60% of women.

According to SlotsMillion CEO, Alexandre Tomic, “Our research proves that the critical initial phase of developing awareness has been achieved and it’s really only a lack of opportunity to try a VR headset that is holding many back from taking that step.”

Tomic continued, “Once headsets and the related technology becomes more affordable, I fully expect the interest and experience levels to continue to rise sharply. We can use VR to create beautiful, vivid encounters that are more colourful and life-like than real life. It has the power to transport us to another world and – as we are demonstrating with our VR casino SlotsMillion – be in two places at once.”

VR technology is taking significant steps towards going mainstream, and according to experts, this gaming division could, by 2020, catapult to a worth of £65 billion.

“A total of 2,000 individuals were surveyed”

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