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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/7/2016 5:35:49 PM
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Re: How about wait a little longer until it's cheaper...?
> "... what the optimal price point is to keep profits while still reaching a good segment of the market .."

I think that's where Google Cardboard comes it... it provides at least some of the value of the experience of VR at a cheap price. But so far, it hasn't really taken off. So either VR requires the multi-hundred dollar price point hardware, or the space just isn't ready at all -- like 3D TVs were a few years ago.

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Ariella
Ariella
4/7/2016 10:25:52 AM
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Re: How about wait a little longer until it's cheaper...?
@elizabethv I agree, it's rather too pricey for the average family. They'd have to do some market research about what the optimal price point is to keep profits while still reaching a good segment of the market -- even if it still remains beyond the budget of some of us. 

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elizabethv
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4/7/2016 7:56:25 AM
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Re: How about wait a little longer until it's cheaper...?
Waiting for the price to become more reasonable for the average consumer is definitely the smartest route to take. It might take off, and I'm not entirely sold that kids wouldn't find it useful. A game created where the player could actually enter a world with dinosaurs might be really appealing to a fair number of kids. Though realistically, it'll need to come down A LOT in price before I would even consider letting one of my kids playing with one.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/6/2016 9:44:30 PM
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Re: How about wait a little longer until it's cheaper...?
@mhhf1ve:

Absoluetly, I am not a pro either for ignoring it completely. Be on the look out for prices to go down and other things to be steabilized sounds to be the way to go.

I agree with you about VR in its early stage and this may be little on a slow incline but wuth more potential down the road.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/6/2016 9:39:28 PM
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Latency
Latency certainly happens to be in front row for consumers. So the poll result is no surprise. Consumer would not be ready to explore anything new unless they have a level of satisfaction with latency / performance.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/6/2016 7:03:33 PM
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How about wait a little longer until it's cheaper...?
Instead of ignoring it entirely... it might be more sensible to just watch the space until the prices come down a bit more. This is definitely in the early adopter phase, and it's not going to explode like the iPhone did. VR goggles aren't for everyone yet. I don't think young kids are going to have much fun with them, and older adults aren't too interested, either. Until someone figures out how to make it have mass appeal... VR is probably like Second Life, but with more potential.

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