Participants at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 event, which was held in November in Shenzhen, try out the Qiyu virtual reality headset from iQiyi, the Netflix-style online video-streaming company controlled by Baidu. Photo: Handout

China’s iQiyi bets on digital girlfriend to boost virtual reality headset sales

Virtual reality headsets have struggled to take off due to price, cumbersome equipment and lack of content. Baidu’s iQiyi unit is banking on a virtual girlfriend to spur sales among 18-to-35 year-olds.

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Participants at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 event, which was held in November in Shenzhen, try out the Qiyu virtual reality headset from iQiyi, the Netflix-style online video-streaming company controlled by Baidu. Photo: Handout
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