Unlike the broader PC market, which continues shrinking, gaming PC sales are projected to increase over the next couple of years. According to NVIDIA, PC gaming accounts for nearly 40% of the overall gaming business. This percentage is higher than those for consoles, phones, tablets, phones, or any other individual gaming fragment.
PC gaming has seen a renaissance, partly thanks to superior graphics and processing but also the meteoric rise of the eSports scene and free-to-play games. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research (JPR), notes that “NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD have enthusiast CPUs and GPUs that are so powerful, when combined with SSD’s and fast memory they absolutely trounce the computing power and gaming capabilities of the newest console generation.”
Gaming has become one of the cornerstones of the entire home and personal PC market. $1000 video cards are flying off the shelves, exciting and demanding new technologies like 4K and VR are on the horizon, and gamers are upgrading in accordance. As major companies evaluate their marketing and R&D budgets, JPR is seeing more investment in gaming oriented designs, and more money spent advertising to this group of consumers. JPR estimated that the gaming hardware market is expected to grow to $30 billion by 2018.
Now, the PC industry is betting BIG on gamers and core gamers are expected to drive recorded growth for PC games. In this report, I hope you can learn how eSports are saving the PC industry and how PC hardware vendors can take advantage of this growing opportunity.