From December 17 to December 21 (JST), the Pimax team carried out a five-day product roadshow in Tokyo, Japan, with two new VR3.0 products that have not been officially launched yet, in order to return Japanese fans’ love for Pimax products. Through the Portal and Crystal, Pimax showcased the immersive experience created by its innovative VR technology to local VR enthusiasts, developers, and media celebrities. Among them, Japanese TV stations and Microsoft staff have both given high praise to the new products.
Mr. Takahashi, from the game development studio Amata, said: “I hope Pimax will continue to expand its advantages in the Japanese market, bringing more possibilities and expectations to players.”
On December 22, Pimax was invited to participate in the XRkaigi hosted by Mogura VR, a well-known VR media outlet. At the exhibition, Pimax products attracted a large crowd of spectators. Content manufacturers expressed their desire to learn more about the Pimax Portal and looked forward to knowing more about the status of their products in time in the future.
An employee from another VR headset manufacturer said: “Pimax always brings different products, which makes us very surprised. Although we are competitors, I still hope to see more Pimax products in Japan, so that together we expand the XR business.”
Since its launch in Japan in 2016, Pimax has attracted widespread attention from the Japanese public. The application of Pimax’s technology in VR products has created VR headsets with high definition and large FOV such as the 4K and 8K X, which have received a lot of praise in Japan since their appearance. At present, VR is still a new thing. In order to bring the VR3.0 experience to the mainstream population, Pimax created the Portal, a revolutionary hybrid multifunctional meta-universe product that combines 7 years of VR technology development. It’s a wholly new type of device, one that even reminds people of the feeling of the initial debut of Nintendo Wii (which at the time was also very unique).
Japan is the mecca for game players all over the world. In recent years, VR games have gradually become popular, but none of the products can really meet the needs of users for multi-scene applications. Pimax Portal is built for such a group of users. It integrates the four functions of console, VR, portable PC and living room entertainment center, enabling technology to enshrine new entertainment freedom for human beings. Users can experience Android games, VR games, fitness games and big-screen mobile games at the same time through a single device. Data from users who participated in the Pimax Kickstarter campaign also shows that users in Japan are more likely to favor Portal than those in other countries. At the event, Pimax Portal received a lot of praise and expectations from users including Reality members and Mr. Takahashi from Amata. Several content producers and agencies believe that Pimax can be a big seller in Japan and expressed their willingness to establish a good relationship with Pimax. The Japanese TV interviewed Pimax staff for nearly an hour and gave great praise to Portal’s multi-mode, future development, and the development of the Pimax Store.
In addition, Pimax Crystal also brought a great surprise to Japanese users. As a sign of innovation in the VR field, the Pimax Crystal is the first PC VR and all-in-one dual-mode VR headset from Pimax. To bring users natural (visual immersion), free (physical immersion), and self (cognitive immersion) in line with VR3.0 technical standards of the extreme immersion experience. It can provide a combined resolution of 5760 x 2880 pixels (2880 x 2880 pixels for per eye) at a smooth 160Hz refresh rate. The Crystal features QLED and mini-LED panels. More importantly, Crystal is the first VR product ever to support interchangeable lenses. Users can adjust the clarity and field of view by changing the lens, to meet the differentiated needs of PPD and FOV in different scenes. With no image distortion from edge to edge, the maximum pixel density can be achieved as high as 42PPD, which is also the highest PPD known in VR headsets.
Famous simulator racing driverピカー said: ” I am willing to exclusively cooperate with Pimax for a long time, such as bundled with other simulator accessories as an exclusive endorsement of Pimax. Pimax has a monopoly in the field of racing simulation. I hope Pimax can continue to expand its advantage and I will also help make Pimax reach a new level.”
A large number of users said: “Such an unprecedented experience”, and “When can I buy it?”
A Microsoft employee said, “Crystal has blown me away. We regret that we were not able to tailor Pimax products in a timely manner. We can help Pimax in the future so that more people can experience this amazing product together.”
Through the Japan roadshow, Pimax received several good suggestions and innovative ideas from fans and developers. In the future, Pimax will respond to these suggestions to improve Portal and Crystal.