I wanted to know what are the most popular VR headsets in China. I couldn’t find any article that mention it. What I did was to go to a According to vr.17173.com, which is a popular website according to Alexa (1596 / 152 in China), and take a look at the top 10 popular headsets there. I also sorted the VR headset list by popularity and indeed the ranking list on the right side are the same as the ordering of the VR headsets if I order it by the most popular one to the least popular one.
Keep in mind that some of the headset names are translated using Google translate from Chinese to English. To make it more useful, I linked to the official page of the corresponding headset manufacturer/distributor so you can find more information about the headset itself, including the updates pricing, etc…
This can give us a good idea how popular these VR headsets are in China, although it’s an estimation of course, because the data is based only on that specific website. I didn’t aggregate the information from multiple website, but I think it gives us a good idea what other 3rd party VR headsets are popular in China. Some of them even don’t have an English page, and maybe you never heard about them before, although they are very popular VR Goggles in China.
I skip the one that we know, I juts wrote them due indicate the placing in the list (e.g. HTC Vive, PSVR, Oculus, Rift, etc). The main focus is to showcase the other popular headsets that people outside of China might not be familiar with and you might think about buying them from eBay for example. In the following post, I will search more in-depth information about each on and one of them.
Note: Also keep in mind that this rating on the site is dynamic and reflects the popularity of the headsets at any give time. In this list it reflects the popularity as of 11/22/2016.
- PlayStation VR
- HTC Vive
- Gear VR (2016)
- Oculus Rift
- Deepoon M2 (大朋M2一体机)
2560x1440 / 96° / ≤18ms
- Storm Mirror 4 Standard Edition (风暴魔镜4代)
1920x0x1080 / 110° / ≤20ms
- Daydream View
- Storm Mirror III Plus (暴风魔镜III Plus)
2560x1440 / 96°
- Nine and VR machine (九又VR一体机)
2560x1440 / 110°
- LG 360 VR
If you are familiar with those headset, please share your opinion.
The original list can be found here on vr.17173.com.