The global PC market has experienced the fifth yearly decline in 2016, with an estimated PC shipment of 270 million units, falling by 6.2% compared to the previous year. However, the PC gaming hardware market has been gaining in the recent years.
Comprised of pre and DIY built gaming computers, upgrade, and accessories such as input devices and audio/communication systems, the market has exceeded $30 billion and is forecast to grow at a 6% CAGR through 2019, shows the Jon Peddie Research’s latest report.
The Asia Pacific Region leads the world in both growth and market size with a forecasted 7% CAGR to 2019 from a TAM of almost $11.3 billion in 2016. However, North America and Western Europe both individually lead Asia Pacific for High-End hardware, albeit at lower growth rates of 5.78% and 6.63% vs. 9.61% respectively.
Jon Peddie, President of JPR said, “Nvidia and AMD are not ignoring these customers either and offerings like the GTX 1050 bring powerful graphics processing for around $120. We are also very excited about the prospects for the AMD Ryzen CPU platform and think it will be adopted at all three hardware tiers. Of course Intel CPUs currently offer superior power and value for gamers of every budget level, and their integrated graphics now rival game consoles.”
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