“With the expected launch of several new augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, some before the end of 2022, alongside a year of record sales for virtual reality (VR) headsets, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a very important period for sales of immersive devices.”

According to CCS Insights, a technology consulting firm, that prediction is one of several contained in their article, "Economic Uncertainties Dampen Outlook for Virtual and Augmented Devices, But Long-Term Potential Remains Strong." CCS Insight’s latest forecast outlines an expectation of 14.3 million VR and AR device shipments in 2022, an annual rise of 30 percent.