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VR porn will make Virtual Reality industry mainstream

by appsRooster team15/05/2017
Porn will help the VR industry succeed, much like it did with VHS video recorders and the internet itself. Earlier this month, leading site Pornhub has revealed some intriguing data to back it up. Here is what they have to say regarding this fact.

Pornhub Gets 500.000 VR Views a Day

In April 2016 this popular website published 30 VR videos. Since then, the number of VR content has tremendously grown to more than 2.600 videos. It is a huge penetration to this market, pardone moi for that word.

Immediately upon launching, the number of views of VR porn videos hit 200.000 per day.

Till the end of the year the number of views was growing until the Christmas Day when it was tripled! Apparently, VR headsets was a popular gift, so everyone wanted to give it a try and watch his or here favorite star in action from the first person view. Cool right?

VR porn will make Virtual Reality industry mainstream

It seems that people liked the videos, so the number of views hit half a million per day.

VR porn will make Virtual Reality industry mainstream

“Compared to other categories, VR visitors typically watch 2 more videos each time they visit Pornhub (11 pages per visit compared to the average 9), while their actual time on site remains about the same at just under 10 minutes.”

First, this can be explained with a totally new user experience and WOW effect that overall VR videos produce.

Second, most VR headsets, from simple CardBoards to Merge VR became affordable. In combination with a smartphone everyone can watch its favorite virtual reality content including porn.

Unfortunately, the quality of that experience depends directly on the smartphone screen resolution and pixel density. According to my experience only expensive, Android flagship phones has a minimum requirement to reproduce VR content.

It’s still not the kind of quality that consumers are expecting and Apple hasn’t entered the game yet. We have to wait till the new iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be its name) comes out this fall.

Also, due to imperfections of the camera that movies are filmed with, the viewing angle is good but not excellent with black margins in the corners. But, the new 360 degrees’ camera is coming so we can expect improvements here too.

VR porn will make Virtual Reality industry mainstream

Here are some interesting facts about VR porn consumers

Men are proportionately 160% more likely to watch VR content than women, and the 25 to 34-year-old age group is 47% more likely to watch compared to all other age groups. When looking for Virtual Reality videos, visitors are most likely to search for “VR”, followed by “360 VR” and “360 Degree”.

The most traffic for this content coming from countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Norway and Israel. Here is the list of top 20 countries where VR porn is the most popular.

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In the past 12 months, the highest rate of growth in VR popularity has occurred in Ireland and the United Kingdom. But, United States and Canada aren’t left behind that much.

SEE ALSO: The best universal virtual reality headset

Nobody’s perfect

It is clear how big the influence of the porn industry is in tech. We’ll probably see the exponential growth in incoming years in this field. A bigger popularity of VR content will bring us better devices decreasing their price at the same time.

The future of VR/AR is bright. No matter who and how they are going to help to come to our lives as soon as possible.

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