PC gaming hardware doubles console hardware revenue over the last 12 months


If ever there was a time to be a PC gamer it’s now. With the launch of the current generation consoles (the Xbox One and PS4), it’s become more and more apparent that consoles are trying its utmost to keep up with the format that’s been around since the day it started – PC gaming. In a recent report it’s come to light that PC gaming is even strong that some might think.

Acer, Asus, and Lenovo collectively account for a third of all global PC shipments, and this is a good thing if you’re a gamer. It means there is proof that PC gaming is strong, and that there’ll be good future support. What’s perhaps the most astounding of all is that the PC gaming market produced $21.5 billion in hardware sales alone last year, which ends up being more than double of global console sales, according to Jon Peddie Research. What’s more is that the general PC market is in fact dropping, but PC gaming is projected to increase in the next few years. This is thanks to the enthusiast segment (the hardcore PC gamer) who has a 44% investment in it being accomplished.

Still on the fence about where PC gaming is heading? This should be a clear indication that you’re missing out on where the industry is heading.

Married to a gamer and she kicks my ass at most shooters. If the game is enjoyable I'll play it, no matter the format.

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