Report Shows Annual PC Hardware Sales Doubling Console Sales

Anyone who thinks PC gaming is dying might be surprised by this news. The Horizons Hardware report, compiled by the PC Gaming Alliance, shows that the annual shipment volume for PC hardware in 2009 was over double all consoles combined.

The report uses revenues from PCs that shipped with a discrete GPU as their benchmark. These revenues totaled $54.6 billion in 2009, and were based on the sale of 61.5 million PCs that were purchased last year with “gaming in mind.”

The report also estimates that there 212.6 million PC users with a discrete graphics card in their machine.

The report is only available to members of the PC Gaming Alliance, so we aren’t able to check these figures. Still, if they’re anywhere close to being accurate, the PC gaming industry should be alive and well for quite some time to come.

[Via GI.biz]

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14 Comments on Report Shows Annual PC Hardware Sales Doubling Console Sales

Niklas

On August 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

SUCK IT console lovers SUCK IT!

Draconian

On August 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Using discrete graphics cards as a benchmark seems to not really be an accurate way to find sales of gaming PCs, as many people who don’t use their computers for gaming still have dedicated graphics cards, especially the huge market for workstations usually used by engineers.

Have you ever herped so much that you derped

On August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Using console sales as a benchmark seems to not really be an accurate way to find sales of consoles, as many people who don’t use their consoles for gaming still have the consoles, especially the huge market for PS3s usually used by movie fans.

Magnum

On August 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

So tell me Consoles, Whats it like to get kicked in the mouth by none other than your Father, The PC.

ANONIMYS IS LEGUN XD

On August 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm

DIRTY CONSOLE GAMING PEASANTS

PeterTechGuy

On August 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

PC Gamer and PC gamers will be proud.

SolidTy

On August 10, 2010 at 6:10 am

Fabricated numbers.

Captain Obvious

On August 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

“Using console sales as a benchmark seems to not really be an accurate way to find sales of consoles, as many people who don’t use their consoles for gaming still have the consoles, especially the huge market for PS3s usually used by movie fans.”

ing moron. Anyone with a half a brain would know that is just a true for PC’s.

Someone is an idiot

On August 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Captain obvious, he was being sarcastic and showing the idiocy of the previous commenter. Just as I am doing to you.

what??

On August 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

omg ofc people will buy new computers for the uppcoming games even the console owners eially becuase we are awsome lololol but yeah even for the none pc owners got reason for not buying the pc becuase its expensive and u need uppgrade always!!!

Me

On August 11, 2010 at 1:14 am

You dont have to upgrade always. Hell I play MW2 with an Intel 965 Express, thats like the equivilant of a GeForce FX 5200, and I would pick it over a console any day.

Someone :p

On August 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Who cares I still have a wii

meow

On August 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

SUCK ITTTT!!!!

I am tier 1

On August 18, 2010 at 8:31 am

Take that, Swallace