Virtual reality: preferred purposes of use in Europe 2015, by type of audience

This statistic displays a ranking of purposes for using virtual reality (VR) for respondents in Europe in 2015, broken down by the type of audience. About 49.5 percent of the general public ranked sports viewing as the top purpose for the use of VR.

Ranking of purposes of use for virtual reality in Europe in 2015, by type of audience*

PublicGamers
Sports viewing49.5%67.9%
TV/film viewing48%66.9%
Music (e.g. videos, concerts)25.7%31.3%
Training (e.g. DIY techniques, cooking how-tos)24.8%31.2%
Escaping the real world24.8%36.5%
Education (e.g. virtual classrooms)14.9%15.3%
Social Media (e.g. chat rooms)7.1%29.4%
Gaming5.7%84.4%
None of the above47%7.3%
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

July 2016

Region

Europe

Survey time period

June 2015

Number of respondents

2,511 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The sample is broken down by the type of audience: general public n=1,679; gamers n=832

The question was phrased as follows: "For what purpose do you envisage using VR?"
The countries included in these responses are: Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Virtual Reality (VR) in Europe"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statistics

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.