Google has shipped 5M Cardboard VR headsets since June 2014

Google has shipped 5M Cardboard VR headsets since June 2014

On Wednesday, tech giant Google shared a few statistics related to the adoption rate of its Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset. The company has revealed that it has shipped 5 million units of its Cardboard VR headset ever since the launch of the device in June
2014.

According to Google, some of the 5 million Cardboard VR headsets shipped by the company in the last nearly one-and-half years were branded as Google products, while several other units were branded from the likes of the SyFy channel, The New York Times, Visa, Lowe's, and the Star Wars franchise; thanks to Google's high-profile deals to make the Cardboard headset available to more people.

Along with highlighting the noteworthy adoption rate of the Cardboard VR headset, Google has also disclosed that nearly 25 million Cardboard apps have thus far been downloaded from its Play store; with approximately 10 million downloads of Cardboard apps occurring between October and December 2015.

Google's disclosure of the numbers pertaining to Cardboard app downloads at the Play store indicate that an average of five different VR experiences have seemingly been tried by the users of the Cardboard VR headset.

In reference to the remarkable adoption rate of the Cardboard VR headset, Clay Bavor -- Google's new Vice President of Virtual Reality -- said: "The amazing thing about Cardboard is that it's truly VR for everyone with a smartphone."

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