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.