UK insurer: VR-related increased by 31% in 2021

One of the more interesting signs is that VR headsets seem to be gaining popularity. Insurer Aviva said home content claims involving VR headsets will increase by 31% in 2021 and an overall increase of 68% since 2016. In 2021, the average VR claim-related accidental loss was around £650 (approximately RMB 5,609.5), with most incidents involving broken TV screens (cracked VR handles) .

"With the popularity of new games and gadgets, we see this quite often in claims made by customers," Kelly Whittington, head of UK property claims at Aviva, told The Guardian. "In the past, we've seen similar growth products, including consoles, fitness games, and even fidget spinners."

Aviva already has some VR-related claims in less than a month and a half in 2022, and the company expects more claims throughout the year.

Meta's Quest 2 headset was a hit last Christmas, and the Oculus app topped Apple's App Store charts for the first time. Qualcomm CEO Ammon said in November 2021 that Meta has shipped about 10 million Quest 2 headsets.

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