AR & VR - Worldwide

  • Worldwide
  • The AR & VR market is projected to generate revenue of €37.4bn in 2024.
  • This market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.20% (CAGR 2024-2029), resulting in a projected market volume of €58.1bn by 2029.
  • The largest market segment within AR & VR market is AR Software, which is expected to reach a market volume of €12.0bn in 2024.
  • The United States is the leading revenue generator in this market, with a projected market volume of €10,110.0m in 2024.
  • in the world, the number of AR & VR market users is expected to reach 3,728.0m users by 2029.
  • The user penetration rate is projected to be 52.8% in 2024 and is expected to increase to 56.5% by 2029.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to be €11.0.
  • It is important to note that the revenue values mentioned here only account for B2C revenues.
  • This means that the displayed market share of B2C covers 55.0% of the total market (B2C & B2B).
  • Worldwide, the AR & VR market has seen significant growth, with countries like China and the United States leading the way in terms of innovation and adoption.
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Analyst Opinion

The AR & VR market in Worldwide is experiencing significant growth and development, driven by customer preferences for immersive and interactive experiences, as well as advancements in technology.

Customer preferences:
Customers are increasingly seeking immersive and interactive experiences, and AR & VR technologies offer a unique way to fulfill these preferences. AR allows users to overlay digital content onto the real world, enhancing their environment and providing interactive experiences. VR, on the other hand, creates a completely virtual environment that users can explore and interact with. These technologies are particularly popular in the gaming and entertainment industries, where customers are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with content. Additionally, AR & VR are being adopted in industries such as healthcare, education, and retail, where they offer innovative solutions and enhance customer experiences.

Trends in the market:
The AR & VR market in Worldwide is witnessing several key trends. Firstly, there is a growing demand for standalone devices that do not require a connection to a PC or console. Standalone headsets offer greater mobility and convenience, allowing users to experience AR & VR anywhere, anytime. Secondly, there is a focus on improving the visual and audio quality of AR & VR experiences. Higher resolution displays, improved graphics processing, and spatial audio technologies are being developed to provide more realistic and immersive experiences. Finally, there is an increasing emphasis on social and collaborative AR & VR experiences. Multiplayer games and shared virtual spaces are becoming more popular, enabling users to interact with others in virtual environments.

Local special circumstances:
In Worldwide, the AR & VR market is influenced by local special circumstances. For example, the market is driven by the presence of major technology companies that are investing heavily in AR & VR research and development. These companies are driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible with these technologies. Additionally, the market is also shaped by cultural factors and consumer behavior. In some countries, there may be a greater acceptance and adoption of AR & VR technologies, while in others, there may be more resistance or skepticism.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The growth of the AR & VR market in Worldwide is also influenced by underlying macroeconomic factors. Technological advancements and declining costs of hardware are making AR & VR more accessible to a wider range of customers. Additionally, the increasing availability of high-speed internet and the proliferation of smartphones are creating a conducive environment for the adoption of AR & VR. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of AR & VR technologies, as they offer remote collaboration and virtual experiences that can replace in-person interactions. As a result, businesses and individuals are increasingly turning to these technologies to stay connected and engaged.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the AR & VR market. AR and VR enable consumers to experience a new dimension, using either a headset or installed units, as they combine the real and virtual worlds. Consumer revenue figures refer to revenues relating to AR hardware, AR software, VR hardware, VR software, and spending on AR and VR advertising. Both digital and non-digital revenues are included.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a top-down approach, building on specific predefined factors for each market market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, as well as third-party studies and reports. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as consumer spending, internet penetration, 4G coverage, and historical developments. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are level of digitalization, adoption of technology, GDP per capita, and internet penetration.

Additional notes:

The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development).

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