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Metaverse Technology Market Outlook

  • ID: 5583838
  • Report
  • May 2022
  • Region: Global
  • The Logistics IQ
Metaverse Technology Market Outlook - An Opportunity worth $224 Billion by 2030

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Decentraland
  • Google
  • Intel
  • NVIDIA
  • Samsung
The Metaverse is a virtual space where users are immersed and virtually present in. The metaverse created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. Technologies contributing to the development of the metaverse include augmented reality (AR), flexible work styles, head-mounted displays (HMDs), an AR cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and spatial technologies. The metaverse consists of several key features including real-time persistency, economies, communities, digital avatars, and accessibility across multiple devices.

As per this latest market study, Metaverse Technology market was valued at $32 billion in 2021 and is likely to reach $224 billion by 2030. Software contributed more than 80% of the market in 2021. The metaverse technology is expected to create revenue opportunities across multiple verticals, particularly for those companies that develop virtual platforms and their components, semiconductors and chips that render ultrarealistic graphics, and the related software. 



Key Drivers


The global gaming industry has reinvented itself to derive the maximum consumer engagement and revenue growth on a global level. Gaming has been revolutionized completely in the last 10 years, from organizational and business perspective, regardless of the gadgets used. Nowadays, games allow people to actively participate and enjoy their passion for gaming that suits any mood, interest, lifestyle, location, and budget. Almost all the new games include live events, pro-gamers heroes, and teams with millions of fans. Old gaming techniques are being replaced with upcoming technologies such as gesture control, facial and voice recognition, and high-definition (HD) displays; consumers have a wide variety of games available in the market, such as racing games, role-playing video games, and sports video games, according to their preferences. Thus, there is a constant increase in the number of gamers worldwide.

Game developers continue to leverage numerous technology trends, which further drive innovation and improvise the gameplay. For instance, mor immersive playability through VR and AR supports photorealistic graphics, making it almost indistinguishable from real life. VR/AR gaming platforms also enable players to connect and socially interact with each other in virtual spaces. The launch of the fifth generation of cellular communications or 5G is likely to reflect positively on the metaverse market. This is primarily because 5G networks will go a long way forward towards improving the performance and reliability of connected devices

Metaverse related companies raised USD 2.6 billion in 2021 as compared to USD 2.1 billion in 2020. Magic Leap raised USD 500 million in October 2021 while Niantic, a builder of augmented reality platforms, closed a USD 300 million Series D in November 2021. 3D avatar application developer NAVER Z raised a Series B worth approximately USD 188.2 million, in November 2021. In April 2022, Epic announced a $2 billion round of funding to advance the company’s vision to build the metaverse and support its continued growth. In March 2022, Yuga Labs announced that is now at valued at $4 billion, following a $450 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund, a16z crypto. Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon Metaverse Fund, established to invest up to $100 million in innovative developers and companies building immersive experiences with AR, mixed reality, and VR.

Metaverse Technology Market - Highlights

  • In augmented reality (AR), head-mounted displays (HMD) and Head-up displays (HUD) are mostly used. Three main types of devices used in virtual reality are HMD, projectors and display walls, and gesture-tracking devices. Standalone AR/VR devices eliminate the requirement of personal computers or smartphones to deliver metaverse experience to users as these devices have in-built displays and processors. In terms of unit shipment, AR devices contributed only 1% of the overall metaverse hardware market in 2020 and is likely to have more than 90% share by 2030.
  • The consumer segment is going to have the largest share (~29%) of the market by 2030, including gaming and entertainment applications wherein AR is used to create 3D objects the real world. The flourishing gaming and sports and entertainment sectors fuel the use of metaverse in consumer industry. VR technology also offers remarkable results regarding visual effects when used in gaming and sport broadcasts.
  • The metaverse market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 25% between 2022 and 2030. North America led the market in 2021. Growing use of smartphones, increasing adoption of smart devices, and surging demand for AR/VR in various applications are the key factors fuelling the growth of the metaverse market in North America. However, the market in APAC is expected to surpass the metaverse market in North America by 2028. The metaverse market is expected to witness significant growth in the next few years owning to increasing adoption of metaverse in China, Japan, and South Korea.
  • The presence of companies such as Blippar, Inde, Engine Creative, and Holition that are actively involved in AR/VR industry is expected to drive the growth of the metaverse market in the UK. The digital change in the UK is anticipated to fuel the growth the extended reality market in the country. The UK is becoming a hotbed for AR devices. The demand for metaverse is expected to surge in the UK, mainly from the gaming industry, as the country has one of the largest video gaming industries in the world.
  • In the metaverse, users are connected to their avatars or any other digital representation, and the information collected about their activities is personal data, which is liable to existing privacy and data protection laws. Regulation on privacy may vary based on the physical location of an organization or a user, the type of an organization or a user, the type of data collected, and the type of data collected, and the purpose of data collection. Organizations will be subject to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK data privacy laws

Metaverse vs Digital Twin


Digital twins enable the creation of rich digital models of physical or logical assets that can be products or complex environments. Such models can be brought to life and synchronized with the physical world that acts as a foundation for enabling the metaverse platform. Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the largest brewers in the world, uses metaverse application. AB InBev uses Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to create a comprehensive digital model of its breweries and supply chain. AB InBev uses mixed reality over its digital twin for remote assistance, fostering effectiveness sharing across geographies. 

Virtually scanned objects in the metaverse are not digital twins. A scanned object, once incorporated with real metadata and live data feeds from sensors overlaid simultaneously, makes it a digital twin. According to David-Weir McCall of Epic Games, the metaverse is the digital world that lives alongside the physical world and allows people to live, work, and play alongside each other, and digital twin are the foundations of which the metaverse will be built. Digital twin in the metaverse allows the creation of a virtual world where live data is fed, and it will operate exactly the way it would in the real world. Examples include retail store where the shopping experience is optimized in real time and shelves are always stocked.

Metaverse 

  • The metaverse need not be tied to any existing physical asset
  • The metaverse does not need sensor data to exist. However, real time can be utilized for various applications
  • The metaverse requires a level of immersion where a user must immerse in a virtual world

Digital Twin

  • Digital twin requires an object or process that can be represented. Any change in the physical world is reflected in the digital representation
  • Digital twin depends on data integration. Sensors attached to a real-world asset are utilized where real-time data forms the bridge connecting to its virtual counterpart 
  • The digital twin can be accessed by anyone, even on a computer, a smartphone, or a tablet

Company Profiles

1. User Interface: Apple, HTC, HP, Meta, Sony, DPVR, Pico VR
2. Virtualization: Microsoft, Google, AWS, Oracle, ClearBlade, Edgegap, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Unity Technologies, Improbable, Manticore Games, Sandbox VR, Epic Games, Roblox, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Somnium Space
3. Infrastructure Providers: Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm, AMD

Key Questions to be answered through this study

  • What is the market size and forecast of the Global Metaverse Technology Market?
  • What are the driving factors and impact of digitalization shaping the Global Metaverse Technology Market during the forecast period?
  • Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Metaverse Technology Market?
  • What is the competitive strategic scenario for opportunities in the Global Metaverse Technology Market?
  • What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Metaverse Technology Market?
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Decentraland
  • Google
  • Intel
  • NVIDIA
  • Samsung
1 Introduction 
1.1 Definition 
1.2 Evolution 
1.3 Development stages of metaverse 
1.4 Types of Metaverse 
1.5 Metaverse & Digital Twin 
1.5.1 Similarities and Differences 
1.6 Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 for Metaverse 

2 Executive Summary 

3 Metaverse Drivers & Challenges 
3.1 Drivers 
3.1.1 Rise in Number of Gamers 
3.1.2 Upsurge in Immersive and Competitive Gaming on Mobile Devices 
3.1.3 Emergence of 5G 
3.1.4 Increasing investment in the metaverse 
3.2 Risks and Challenges in the Metaverse 
3.2.1 Cybersecurity 
3.2.2 Currency and payment System 
3.2.3 Reputation and Identity in Metaverse 
3.2.4 Infrastructure Upgrade 
3.3 Risk of Doing Business in Metaverse 

4 Legal Issues of Metaverse 
4.1 Intellectual Property 
4.1.1 Copyrights 
4.1.2 Trademarks 
4.1.3 Patents 
4.2 Data Protection & Privacy 
4.3 Content Licensing 

5 Layers of the Metaverse 
5.1 Experience 
5.2 Discovery 
5.3 Creator Economy 
5.4 Spatial Computing 
5.5 Decentralization 
5.6 Human Interface 
5.7 Infrastructure 

6 Economic Impact of Metaverse 
6.1 GDP Contribution by Use cases 
6.2 GDP Contribution by Country 

7 Use Cases, By Industry 
7.1 Ecommerce & Retail 
7.1.1 Gucci expanded its presence on Roblox to develop Gucci Garden 
7.1.2 Chipotle hosted virtual restaurant on Roblox to provide its customers with Halloween experience 
7.1.3 Fashion brand Gucci partnered with Sandbox 
7.1.4 Luxury fashion house Balenciaga collaborated with Fortnite 
7.1.5 Ralph Lauren launched digital winter-themed collection on Roblox 
7.2 Sports & Entertainment 
7.2.1 Vans launched Vans World skatepark experience in Roblox 
7.2.2 Nike teamed up with Roblox to create virtual world called Nikeland 
7.2.3 Roblox hosted metaverse dance music festival of EDC 
7.2.4 Warner Bros united with Roblox to create virtual movie launch event 
7.2.5 Indian couple hosted country’s first metaverse wedding reception 
7.2.6 Tennis Australia partnered with Decentraland to host Australian Open 
7.3 Music 
7.3.1 Pop stars and singers driving metaverse concerts 
7.3.2 Muse collaborated with Stageverse for metaverse concerts 
7.3.3 Epic Games partnered with BTS 
7.4 Enterprise 
7.4.1 Accenture collaborated with Microsoft to develop virtual office 
7.4.2 TCImage to design buildings in virtual world, using NVIDIA Omniverse 
7.4.3 Meta Platforms launched Horizon Workrooms 
7.4.4 Arent Fox and PWC purchased land site in metaverse 
7.4.5 Marriott Bonvoy unveiled digital art in metaverse 
7.5 Government 
7.5.1 Barbados to become first country to establish an embassy in metaverse 
7.6 Automotive 
7.6.1 BMW launched JOYTOPIA virtual world 
7.6.2 Toyota Turkey held its annual general meeting in metaverse 
7.6.3 Hyundai Motors launched metaverse space-Hyundai Mobility Adventure-on Roblox 
7.6.4 Ford’s immersive vehicle environment system to design safer cars 
7.7 Manufacturing 
7.7.1 Hyundai Motors partnered with Unity to build Meta-Factory 
7.7.2 NVIDIA and BMW demonstrated factory of future 
7.8 Banking 
7.8.1 JP Morgan opened bank branch in metaverse 
7.9 Real Estate 
7.9.1 Snoop Dogg is building virtual mansion on plot of land in the Sandbox 

8 Metaverse Applications 
8.1 Virtual World 
8.1.1 Gaming 
8.1.2 Social Media Platform 
8.1.3 Virtual Office 
8.1.4 Virtual Factory 
8.2 Sales Platform 
8.3 Avatars 
8.4 Financial Services 

9 Metaverse market, By Technology 
9.1 Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality 
9.2 Blockchain 
9.2.1 Non-fungible tokens 

10 Market size & Forecast of Metaverse market, By Offering 
10.1 Hardware 
10.1.1 AR Device 
10.1.1.1 Head-Mounted Display 
10.1.1.1.1 AR Smart Glasses 
10.1.1.1.2 Smart Helmets 
10.1.1.2 Head-up Display 
10.1.2 VR Device 
10.1.2.1 Head-Mounted Displays 
10.1.2.2 Gesture-Tracking Devices 
10.1.2.3 Projectors and Display Walls 
10.2 Software 

11 Market size & Forecast of Metaverse Market, By Industry 
11.1 Consumer 
11.2 Commercial 
11.3 Manufacturing 
11.4 Healthcare 
11.5 Aerospace & Defense 
11.6 Automotive 
11.7 Others 

12 Regional Analysis of Metaverse Market 
12.1 North America 
12.2 Europe 
12.3 Asia-Pacific 
12.4 Rest of the World 

13 Competitive Landscape 
13.1 Metaverse Ecosystem 
13.1.1 Infrastructure 
13.1.2 Virtualization Engine 
13.1.3 User Interface 
13.1.4 User Experience 
13.2 Key Players in Metaverse Market 

14 Company Profiles 
14.1 Infrastructure Providers 
14.1.1 Ericsson 
14.1.1.1 Overview 
14.1.1.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.1.3 Key developments 
14.1.2 Nokia 
14.1.2.1 Overview 
14.1.2.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.2.3 Key developments 
14.1.3 Huawei 
14.1.3.1 Overview 
14.1.3.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.3.3 Key developments 
14.1.4 Samsung 
14.1.4.1 Overview 
14.1.4.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.4.3 Key developments 
14.1.5 NVIDIA 
14.1.5.1 Overview 
14.1.5.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.5.3 Key developments 
14.1.6 Intel 
14.1.6.1 Overview 
14.1.6.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.7 Qualcomm 
14.1.7.1 Overview 
14.1.7.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.7.3 Key developments 
14.1.8 AMD 
14.1.8.1 Overview 
14.1.8.2 Solutions offered 
14.1.8.3 Key developments 
14.2 Virtualization 
14.2.1 Microsoft 
14.2.1.1 Overview 
14.2.1.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.1.3 Key developments 
14.2.2 Google 
14.2.2.1 Overview 
14.2.2.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.3 AWS 
14.2.3.1 Overview 
14.2.3.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.3.3 Key developments 
14.2.4 Oracle Cloud 
14.2.4.1 Overview 
14.2.4.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.5 ClearBlade 
14.2.5.1 Overview 
14.2.5.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.5.3 Key developments 
14.2.6 Edgegap 
14.2.6.1 Overview 
14.2.6.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.7 Alibaba Cloud 
14.2.7.1 Overview 
14.2.7.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.8 Tencent Cloud 
14.2.8.1 Overview 
14.2.8.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.9 Unity Technologies 
14.2.9.1 Overview 
14.2.9.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.9.3 Key developments 
14.2.10 Improbable 
14.2.10.1 Overview 
14.2.10.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.10.3 Key developments 
14.2.11 Manticore Games 
14.2.11.1 Overview 
14.2.11.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.12 Sandbox VR 
14.2.12.1 Overview 
14.2.13 Epic Games 
14.2.13.1 Overview 
14.2.13.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.13.3 Key developments 
14.2.14 Roblox 
14.2.14.1 Overview 
14.2.14.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.14.3 Key developments 
14.2.15 Decentraland 
14.2.15.1 Overview 
14.2.15.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.15.3 Key developments 
14.2.16 The Sandbox 
14.2.16.1 Overview 
14.2.16.2 Solutions offered 
14.2.16.3 Key developments 
14.2.17 Somnium Space 
14.2.17.1 Overview 
14.2.17.2 Solutions offered 
14.3 User Interface 
14.3.1 Apple 
14.3.1.1 Overview 
14.3.1.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.2 HTC 
14.3.2.1 Overview 
14.3.2.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.2.3 Key developments 
14.3.3 HP 
14.3.3.1 Overview 
14.3.3.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.3.3 Key developments 
14.3.4 Meta 
14.3.4.1 Overview 
14.3.4.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.4.3 Key developments 
14.3.5 Sony 
14.3.5.1 Overview 
14.3.5.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.5.3 Key developments 
14.3.6 DPVR 
14.3.6.1 Overview 
14.3.6.2 Solutions offered 
14.3.6.3 Key developments 
14.3.7 Pico VR 
14.3.7.1 Overview 
14.3.7.2 Solutions offered 

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Building Blocks of the Metaverse
Exhibit 2: The Metaverse Landscape
Exhibit 3: History of the Metaverse
Exhibit 4: Development stages of the Metaverse
Exhibit 5: Development stage of various technologies
Exhibit 6: Metaverse companies: Centralized vs Decentralized
Exhibit 7: Metaverse vs Digital Twin
Exhibit 8: Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 approach to the Metaverse
Exhibit 9: Metaverse Market, 2020–2030
Exhibit 10: Metaverse adoption timeline
Exhibit 11: Employees willing to work in the metaverse
Exhibit 12: Number of Active Video Gamers Worldwide
Exhibit 13: Mobile subscribers by technology, 2021-2026 (Billion)
Exhibit 14: Investment by mobile operators between 2022 and 
Exhibit 15: Funding in Metaverse related companies
Exhibit 16: Risks of Doing Business in Metaverse
Exhibit 17: Key Challenges In Content Licenses
Exhibit 18: Seven layers of Metaverse
Exhibit 19: Potential GDP contribution by 2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 20: Potential GDP contribution by use cases (USD Billion)
Exhibit 21: Potential GDP contribution for major countries
Exhibit 22: Metaverse Use cases, By Industry
Exhibit 23: Use cases of Metaverse on Roblox, Fortnite, and Minecraft
Exhibit 24: AR/VR Venture Capital Funding, 2017–2021
Exhibit 25: Global VC-backed Crypto and Blockchain Deals, 2017–2021
Exhibit 26: NFT Sales, 
Exhibit 27: NFT Unique Buyers and Sellers, 
Exhibit 28: Software to account for the largest share of Metaverse market
Exhibit 29: Metaverse Market, By Offering, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 30: Metaverse Hardware Market, By device, 2020–2030 (Thousand Units)
Exhibit 31: Metaverse Hardware Market, By Devices, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 32: Metaverse Hardware Market, By Region, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 33: Major AR specs
Exhibit 34: Metaverse AR Devices Market, By Type, 2020–2030 (Thousand Units)
Exhibit 35: Metaverse AR Devices Market, By Type, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 36: Metaverse AR Devices Market, By Region, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 37: Major AR specs
Exhibit 38: Metaverse VR Devices Market, By Type, 2020–2030 (Thousand Units)
Exhibit 39: Metaverse VR Devices Market, By Type, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 40: Metaverse VR Devices Market, By Region, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 41: Metaverse Software Market, By Region, 2020–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 42: Consumer segment to account for the largest share of Metaverse market during forecast period
Exhibit 43: Metaverse Market, By Industry, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 44: APAC to growth at highest CAGR between 2022 and 
Exhibit 45: Metaverse market, By Region, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 46: US to account for the largest share of metaverse market in North America
Exhibit 47: Metaverse market in North America, By Country, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 48: Metaverse market in North America, By Offering, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 49: Metaverse Hardware Market in North America, By Device, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 50: UK expected to be major contributor in Metaverse market in Europe
Exhibit 51: Metaverse market in Europe, By Country, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 52: Metaverse market in Europe, By Offering, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 53: Metaverse Hardware market in Europe, By Device, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 54: China to account for the largest share of metaverse market in APAC
Exhibit 55: Metaverse market in APAC, By Country, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 56: Metaverse market in APAC, By Offering, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 57: Metaverse Hardware market in APAC, By Device, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 58: South America to grow at highest CAGR during forecast period
Exhibit 59: Metaverse Market in RoW, By Region, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 60: Metaverse Market in RoW, By Offering, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 61: Metaverse Hardware Market in RoW, By Device, 2022–2030 (USD Billion)
Exhibit 62: Metaverse Ecosystem
Exhibit 63: Metaverse Enablers
Exhibit 64: Metaverse Ecosystem: User Experience
Exhibit 65: Ranking Analysis: AR/VR Headsets, 
Exhibit 66: Ranking Analysis: Metaverse Platforms,
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Alibaba Cloud 
  • AMD 
  • Apple 
  • AWS 
  • ClearBlade 
  • Decentraland 
  • DPVR 
  • Edgegap 
  • Epic Games 
  • Ericsson 
  • Google 
  • HP 
  • HTC 
  • Huawei 
  • Improbable 
  • Intel 
  • Manticore Games 
  • Meta 
  • Microsoft 
  • Nokia 
  • NVIDIA 
  • Oracle Cloud 
  • Pico VR 
  • Qualcomm 
  • Roblox 
  • Samsung 
  • Sandbox VR 
  • Somnium Space 
  • Sony 
  • Tencent Cloud 
  • The Sandbox 
  • Unity Technologies 
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