Tokyo-based Sony, the manufacturer of electronic equipment, semiconductors, medical-related equipment, instruments, and devices, announced today, 29th of November, that they have stepped up their gadgets to accommodate users in the metaverse by creating a set of motion trackers called a Mocopi system.
This new Mocopi system comprises six pucks worn around the user’s wrists, ankles, head and hips. They help to animate avatars inside various metaverse apps on Sony Android phones or iPhones.
The Mocopi set is Priced at 49,500 yen ($360) and is launching in Japan in January. The kit contributes tremendously to the company’s virtual and augmented reality ventures.
Sony slowly makes gamers’ dreams come true
The Tokyo-based Sony has in the past and currently still is making a big push to expand its gaming empire beyond its traditional strength of console games with more peripherals for PC and mobile gaming.
The company had earlier developed the offing and the PlayStation VR headset, both designed to develop an ecosystem of virtual reality experiences along the lines envisioned by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Platforms Inc., which he renamed his Facebook company after.
Still, a long way to go for the metaverse
Regardless of its technological advancements, the Metaverse and VR applications only occupied the global gaming and peripherals market niche and have failed to reach mainstream audiences so far.
However, research about the metaverse has shown that Gen Zs are the most drawn to the metaverse. 43% of Gen Zs indicated that they understand how Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies work. Many factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have pushed the majority (59%) of the younger generation to source additional revenue streams, including cryptocurrency trading.
According to many experts and enthusiasts in the crypto space, the metaverse is positioned to become “the future of the internet”. As the buzz surrounding the metaverse continues to grow, more businesses will continue to discuss and join the metaverse bandwagon and integrate the underlying blockchain technology into their processes.
Currently, early adopters are gaining traction, as 74% of American adults, according to Statista, have joined or are contemplating joining the metaverse. Since Facebook also changed its name to Meta and planned to invest $10 billion to create the metaverse ecosystem in 2021, this idea has gained traction among the older generation in the U.S., especially those who see it as a means to better communicate with friends, family, and coworkers via virtual avatars.