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Meta Quest 3: A Pivotal Year for AR and VR.

As 2023 unfolds, the world of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is taking significant strides. Apple introduced the Vision Pro, positioning itself as a major player in the AR and VR space. While the competition welcomed Apple’s entry, it created a pressure to deliver and validated years of work for these established players. 

In this arena, Meta (formerly Facebook) has introduced the Quest 3, which is aimed at a more mainstream audience with a price point of $500. This price, though not quite reaching full mainstream status, is considered a reasonable request for many potential users. The significant difference in price between the Quest 3 and Apple’s Vision Pro ($3,000 less) highlights the wide distinction in audience, positioning Meta as an accessible option. 

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, referred to the Quest 3 as “the first mainstream headset with high-res color mixed reality,” emphasizing the device’s focus on mainstream users. This contrast reveals the different demographics and intended markets for these devices, as Apple’s offering caters to high-end users, while Meta targets a broader audience. 

The success of Meta’s Quest 3 is relative, as it faces competition from brands like Apple, Magic Leap, and Sony. Nevertheless, Meta maintains the top spot in terms of market share, owning 84.6% of the AR/VR market in Q2 2022, although its market share dropped slightly to 50.2% in Q2 2023, due to the arrival of Sony’s PSVR 2. 

Meta’s Quest 3 offers the ability to integrate games into AR environments, catering to a wide range of users. The device’s lightweight design and portable nature contribute to its appeal, with a battery life of 2.5 hours. Enhanced resolution, streamlined controllers, and compatibility with the Quest 2’s content catalog make it a compelling option for VR enthusiasts. 

Overall, the Meta Quest 3 represents an accessible entry point into the world of AR and VR, and its more reasonable price point may encourage broader adoption among users. 


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