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PC Gaming Hardware Industry to be worth $30 billion by 2018

PC Gaming Hardware Industry to be worth $30 billion by 2018

PC Gaming Hardware Market to be worth $30B by 2018

PC Gaming Hardware Industry to be worth $30 billion by 2018

 

By the end of 2018, the PC Gaming Hardware market will be a $30 billion (= £19.6 billion) industry, research suggests. Whereas the value of the industry was valued at about $24.6 billion (which is $300 million less than last year), Jon Peddie Research predicts that the market will steadily grow in the next few years. Do note, this exclusively about the PC Gaming Hardware market, and not about the PC Gaming market in general.

 PC Gaming Hardware Market to be worth $30B by 2018

Interesting is that the Enthusiast Market segment is predicted to be worth $10.7 billion in 2015, which is over 40% of the total market value. The performance section of the industry is expected to reel in 7.6 billion dollars (31%). Last (and arguably least); the mainstream market is worth just over $6.3 billion, good for 26% of the total market.

 

 PC Gaming Hardware Market to be worth $30B by 2018

 

The folks at JPR also believe that the sales of (mainstream) gaming laptops and desktops will be challenged by TV-optimized PCs, like the upcoming Steam Machines, as well as the rise of 4K/UHD gaming. Ted Polak, Senior Analyst at Jon Peddie Research, states the following:

"This cycle, unlike any for the past fifteen years, will inspire gamers to upgrade their displays. 27 inch and larger 4K/UHD displays are reaching mass market pricing levels and produce an incredible experience allowing much wider field of view and greater detail. The financial outlay for these display upgrades alone is billions of dollars over the coming years.”

 

The president of JPR, Jon Peddie, adds:

''“In addition to the cost of the new display technology, gamers are going to need the computing horsepower to drive Triple A game engines at over 60 frames per second, and that horsepower comes at a premium.”

 

It seems the future of PC Gaming is looking very bright, with VR headsets and loads of interesting PC games to look forward to in 2016. What upcoming video are you looking forward to the most? Let us know.

 

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28-10-2015, 14:43:04

NeverBackDown
Don't agree with this. Every quarter PC shipments fall more and more. That is including more than gaming hardware too(exlcuding monitors as mentioned in the article). Can't see how it'll rise. Many experts are predicting a slight resurgence in 2017 but not the amount this suggests.Quote

28-10-2015, 15:21:45

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Don't agree with this. Every quarter PC shipments fall more and more. That is including more than gaming hardware too(exlcuding monitors as mentioned in the article). Can't see how it'll rise. Many experts are predicting a slight resurgence in 2017 but not the amount this suggests.
Valid point. It's quite a shame we can't view the reports (it is available for purchase, but at $15,000). I think they mentioned that 4K monitors are now available at a 'mass market price level'. 4K becoming more mainstream could positively influence the sales of high-end hardware (being a lot more demanding than 1080p). The launch of VR headsets might influence this too. I'm guessing this is their point of view, though I can't say that for sure.Quote

28-10-2015, 17:11:08

ImprovizoR
Hopefully some of the stuff that Valve's been doing will inspire people to buy more PC's. Microsoft's W10 might help as well. Especially since they're trying to shove it into every device from phones and tablets to laptops and desktops. It might give people a reason to get a new Windows 10 PC.Quote

28-10-2015, 20:54:55

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
Valid point. It's quite a shame we can't view the reports (it is available for purchase, but at $15,000). I think they mentioned that 4K monitors are now available at a 'mass market price level'. 4K becoming more mainstream could positively influence the sales of high-end hardware (being a lot more demanding than 1080p). The launch of VR headsets might influence this too. I'm guessing this is their point of view, though I can't say that for sure.
Ya they said all that but that's also taken into account by the people who do this for a living in stocks/market trends/etc have put into account. They still said a small bump. While gaming on PC software wise is growing rather than regressing, that still won't help the hardware side. You only need one PC= one set of hardware, to run multiples of software= all the games in your steam library, Lol,WoW, etc. So if they claimed software for gaming will hit $30bil by 2018 I would probably agree. Just not hardware. Last quarter I believe they had the biggest decline in PC shipments since the start of 2013. Think it was 10% total down to about 165million units. Each company basically took yet another loss. Just can't see it hitting $30bil even adding in Monitors/K&M(if they included that). 4k and VR alone can't change that.

Now if 4k and VR can actually cause this huge skyrocketing in the industry, I'm all for it. Just can't see it happening unfortunately.Quote

29-10-2015, 06:37:10

AverageNinja
I agree, I'm a bit sceptic about this too, but I thought it was a nice subject for a news article. Even so, I think VR will have a huge impact on the market, but not VR on PC. I think most people will opt for something like PlayStation VR. Not necessarily because it's better, but because it only requires a £350 console instead of a £1k+ PC. I know I'm considering to get one (Gran Turismo Sports and all).Quote
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