According to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, during the last year the PC Gaming market earned a revenue of $21.5 billion, which is ”twice the size” of its console counterpart.
Ted Pollak, a Senior Game Analyst at JPR, said:
”We continue to see a shift in casual console customers moving to mobile. While this is also occurring in the lower end PC gaming world, more money is being directed to mid and high range PC builds and upgrades by gamers. 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.”
The above mentioned ”PC Gaming Market” refers to all the PC tech, be it hardware, laptops, GPUs and CPUs etc.
The market of PC gaming is very diverse. There are some who are called ”gaming enthusiasts” and are ready to pay whatever the cost is to get the best experience of the game at higher FPS and 4k resolutions. Then, on the other hand there are some who can’t afford this monetary worship and are often termed as ”console peasants” because they look for a cheaper alternative because they just want to play the game no matter at which settings.
The PC Gaming Market has alot of alternatives too if you look at it more deeply which are even more cost effective than the consoles. The people who opt this are termed as ‘mainstream gamers‘. With new technology coming in almost every month, sometimes you can fall behind time. But the incredibly popular ‘Budget Builds’ are gaining grounds more than effectively over the world with CPUs that give better performance per watt and GPUs with micro-architecture giving more and more performance at almost the same cost as your CPU.
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