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PC Gaming Dead? Hardware Market Size Doubles Console Gaming

by Joey Davidson | July 17, 2014July 17, 2014 12:30 pm PST

Johnny Mneumonic

The world of PC gaming seems to be doing exceptionally well. The hardware market for PC games, that’s computers and parts sold specifically for gaming, now sits at $21.5 billion annually.

That number, according to Jon Peddie Research, doubles the annual market for gaming consoles. The firm indicates that the market’s growth comes from the average PC gamers desire to spend more on hardware in order to see better games.

Here’s how a part of the report reads:

Committed PC gamers are generally not interested in pure content consumption platforms. They are power users and pay thousands for the ability to play games at very high settings and then do business, video/photo editing, content creation and other tasks with maximum horsepower at their disposal in a desktop ergonomic environment.

While this is only anecdotal, I built my current rig a few years back with that exact intention in mind. It’s been serving me well ever since.

Remember when PC gaming was dead?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...