Re: Doomed to fail (again)
Hmmm, I too am unconvinced about VR generally, but sales of the top two top platforms are pretty good IMHO:
Sales to mid 2017 according to WSJ:
Samsung Gear VR (cheaper) - 8m units - launched Nov 2015
Playstation VR (expensive) - 1.8m units - launched Oct 2017
Oculus Rift (expensive) - 383k units - launched Mar 2017
All systems enable you to "see" your controller while the headset is on BTW.
Oculus is indeed clearly a flop but IMHO PSVR/Gear seem to be doing fine.
Doesn't mean VR will conquer the world of course.