Simply put, Augmented Reality (AR) requires only a mobile device that allows users to interact with Augmented Reality content. One look at the screen, one click et Voíla! A sensational AR experience has been launched.
Virtual Reality (VR), on the other hand, can only be experienced using a specific VR device such as Oculus Rift (a VR headset). This leads to a complete immersion of the user into the universe seen through the headset. For this reason, the Gaming Industry is totally into VR… we cannot blame them.
So the primary difference is that AR blends the real and the virtual worlds while VR offers an entirely virtual and closed off environment.