China VR Store White Paper 2016 – Part 2

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Part III Equipment

First, I want to point out that the Equipment here does NOT mean VR headset like HTC Vive, PSVR, or Oculus Rift. It refers to the VR peripheral equipment like Motion Chair, Omni Treadmill, VR Bicycle, etc.

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In China offline VR experience store market, headset is dominated by HTC Vive now. Since PSVR still limits its supply, and Oculus Rift is not officially sold in China.

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China VR Store White Paper 2016 – Part 1

I’m Victor, the admin and writer of VR-in-China.com. My day job is a market analyst and I have been watching the VR market in China for more than 8 months now.

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Among all the sectors of VR market, I mostly believe in the VR experience store sector in China. It’s a business model that I think will be very big and driven by China because of the dense of population there.

So the 1st article of VR-in-China.com in 2017 will be some facts about the VR experience store market in China. (The stats following are collected from China VR Store White Paper 2016)

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Chinese & British Innovators’ Reflection on VR

The Black Mirror series ignite people’s pursuit and reflection on unbelievable technologies while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them created another round of visual miracles in the magic world. Made-in-Britain to some extent is a label of refined content with cutting-edge thinking and innovative technologies. Last year marks the starting of British-sino culture communication golden age, and the innovative industry from the two countries are seeking new partnership as well. Recently, UK Department for International Trade teamed with Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television to host the British-Sino Creative Innovators Forum and over 150 corporate executives came to Shanghai for exchange and communication, including top medias like BBC Global, ITV Studios, Framestore, iQIYI, SMG and JiangSu TV Station.

At the forum, VR without a hitch is the most concerned topic.

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Amitt Mahajan: VR Experience Stores Will Thrive in China

Counting the major events in the VR/AR field this year, it seems to be rather optimistic and VR becoming mainstream is just around the corner.

But actually, in terms of premium experience, the whole industry is still at toddling stage. On Dec, UploadVR and several industry big shots had a discussion on the current VR situation and their forecast on next year. In the picture following, from left to right is Rob Goodman from OpenVerse, Han Jin from Lucid, Amitt Mahajan from Presence Capital, Timoni West and Tony Parisi from Unity.

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HTC Vive Join Hands with LekeVR: Exclusive Games Spread to 1000 VR Stores

Reported from 7tin, that HTC VIVE launched its cooperation with LekeVR to produce Viveport Arcade on VRLe. They announced during the ceremony that within two weeks, the first batch of Viveport Arcade Exclusive VR content will gradually land on LekeVR’s VRLe platform and it is estimated that the coverage will be around 1000 experience stores.

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Children: an Important Segment for China Offline VR

The ongoing Guangzhou International VR Industry Technology Exhibition in NanFeng Convention Center is in full swing now. During the “Full Attention: VR is Coming” Forum, Super Captain (a VR experience store) CEO delivered a speech and officially announced their 5 major original IP family members as well as the application plan of these IPs’ physical image. This announcement brought new highlights for the rather hardcore technology in VR equipment field.

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Kevin Kelly Speech: The Inevitable

KK gave a vivid speech in ChengDu. Topics include VR, AI.

On December 9th, 2016, KK arrived in ChengDu and gave a vivid speech in JinJiang Hotel, touching upon topics like AI, VR etc.

KK has an optimistic belief in future technology and he thinks we will find many materials and evidences in the length of history or vastness of the land that science and technology  improves our lives constantly. And he believes everything is in a steady manner and humanity will not perish suddenly.

Continue reading for the detailed speech outline reported by Science Fiction World magazine.

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