Another challenge that we as the VR company face is that in order for VR solution to be available, our client needs to decide and invest in the equipment. Along with a decision to have this equipment, the client learns about all different ways for using VR and the multitude of platforms with diverse functionalities that are available. Luckily, nowadays HMD (head-mounted displays) and other equipment can be rented.
According to the Gartner research, less than one percent of the 1.43 billion computers world-wide have the graphical capabilities needed for VR at the moment, while the high-end computers that can fit this system are costly.
In 2016 Greenlight VR and Touchstone Research discovered how much people are willing to pay to adopt VR. The results showed that only 40% are willing to get into VR if they pay maximum $400-599.
When it comes to Oculus Rift,only 10% of the people stated they ‘‘would be willing to put more than $1,000 toward an HD virtual reality experience’’ since Oculus must be complemented with a PC that has highly expensive technical requirements. According to company’s founder Palmer Luckey, ‘‘the Oculus Rift VR headset will not be available for anything less than $350,’’ whereas the recommended video card is as powerful as the NVIDIA GTX 970, which is a separate cost of $280.
In terms of HTC Vive, just the headset costs $799 while buyers should also count on splurging on two base stations, two wireless controllers, ear buds, other accessories, as well as an expensive VR-ready system.