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Virtual reality is on the verge of widespread rollout

A woman samples a virtual reality experience at Bandai Namco's facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward.

TOKYO -- Virtual reality is entering the stage of widespread use thanks to advances in sensors and other technologies in conjunction with cost reductions resulting from shared use of parts with smartphones.

     Some analysts forecast the market for VR products to grow to $70 billion by 2020 as both gaming and industrial applications are under development.   

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