PC Gaming Worth Twice As Much As Consoles

The PC gaming hardware market is worth more than twice the value of the console market.

That, at least, is the claim of John Peddie Research gaming analyst Ted Pollak who, in a recent report, revealed that the PC gaming market as it stands is worth an estimated $21.5 billion. That being the case, Pollak’s research still noted a trend of more casual PC (and console) owners moving on to the mobile market for their gaming.

“We continue to see a shift in casual console customers moving to mobile,” said Pollak. “This is also occurring in the lower end PC gaming world.”

PC gaming’s multi-billion dollar value, in turn, can be traced back to the willingness of more devoted gamers to routinely spend large sums upgrading their machines.

“Committed PC gamers are generally not interested in pure content consumption platforms,” said Pollak’s report. “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.”

Pollak’s report also predicted that the value of PC gaming will continue to rise in the years to come. There will, of course, be some substantial waiting involved to see if that winds up being true, but even so, things seem to be looking for the PC.

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2 Comments on PC Gaming Worth Twice As Much As Consoles


On July 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The Most enjoyable thing about the PC is FREEDOM.
Yes you can build the PC how you want it to be and giving it the tech that’s available now. PC’s main thing is its freedom to do anything from the ground, upwards create and build what you want, even investigate what you want..
Consoles are a wall, fixed imprisoned inside a locked shell. only a very small minority tweaks consoles, and people who buy just what a fixed world they don’t want to experiment or do anything useful just hold a control. The PC is the computer for freedom of use. You can do what you want, how you want, its a life blood.


On July 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm

What is there not to love about PC Gaming? Freedom(choice), more profits for the developers, Indie (game, group) direct-funding, modding, support for any controller, largest game library (games since MS-DOS)…

Smarter investment since I use my computer for work/study/gaming…so it makes sense to spend a little extra and “BUILD” a custom PC for gaming.

Most important is the PC Gaming community is much more mature audience than playing on the console. Any issue can be resolved by developer directly or a game update by the passionate community.