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PC Gaming Hardware Market to Hit $23.6 Billion in 2012 Says Jon Peddie Research

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The recession is winding down and the Enthusiast and Performance class PC gamers (those who spend over $1000 on equipment) have spoken...with their wallets. With chips from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia, new machines from Alienware, HP, Lenovo and others, components and accessories from companies like ASUS, EVGA, Corsair, Logitech, and MadCatz, and new games in the pipe like Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, ARMA 3, rFactor 2, and Interstellar Marines, the financial engine of the world's most elite gaming platform is fully fueled and will drive the global market to $32 billion by 2015.

This time the hardware suppliers will be ready for them with new machines, Ultra HD and 120 HZ stereo3D capable displays, new super power supplies, sound systems, cases, cooling, high performance memory, SSDs, keyboards, mice, the list goes on and on.



The MMO worlds like EVE and WOW will eat every bit of performance the gamers can bring to them. There's going to be hell to pay and play in the gaming community this summer and going forward.

Average selling prices for some components could suffer as competition heats up in 2013, but unit shipments will continue to rise, and components like SSD's are counterbalancing and buoying system integrated and DIY ASPs.

Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst said "We are witnessing the market morph and grow into different areas. This has always been a strong point of PC gaming; the ability to adapt to different entertainment environments and requirements. The hobbyist aspect of the DIY market is driving billions in component sales and small form factor rigs are being hooked up to HDTVs, essentially being used as 'super consoles.'"

A Global Phenomenon

In its 33 country analysis of the gamer market, JPR has found very strong demand in the BRIC countries for systems, accessories, and upgrades approaching $4.7 billion in 2012 and growing to $7.7 billion by 2015.

China's internet café's are driving incredible demand for Mainstream and some Performance class gaming equipment. However, the market for individually owned Performance and Enthusiast class equipment has become serious business there as well, with a very strong trend for custom and DIY builds. Russians love PC gaming and Brazil and India are just getting started.

Jon Peddie, President of JPR, notes that S3D has huge potential but that it must be standardized to really take hold with consumers. Peddie also notes that PC gaming use of Microsoft Kinect is still in its infancy but combined with the creative passion of PC developers and modders, it could find interesting application in the coming years.
 

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there wont be shit if devs keep rolling the PC market with bad console ports. games push people to upgrade, and without that then theres not much point. why would the average consumer need tri-sli GTX590s or tri-fire 7990's to run games like CoD?

Its not going to work without there being an incentive/reason to upgrade.

::EDIT::

Unless all the hardcore gamers/enthusiasts turned into benchers with the soul purpose of having the most expensive rig that money can buy and using it for nothing more then bench runs then that would be depressing.
 
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Lies! PC Gaming is dead!
 
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Lies! PC Gaming is dead!
Lol I went from concole, to pc and I had no clue barely, even how to use a pc, when I did it. I cannot be happier I did it..
Shake those chains loose, that the console makers, put you in.. Come to the force.. The dark side has you, young padowan..
 
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"Interstellar Marines?" Wha? Don't they mean Colonial Marines?
 
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The recession is winding down... LOL. Perhaps if you're watching the TeeVee of propaganda. I didn't know increasingly massive debt (for europe and US) and fake GDP growth (all that wasted borrowed/tax money in the US) was ending the recession.

I would like facts when I read online. Not the same bullshit I can see in newspapers.
 

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The recession is winding down... LOL. Perhaps if you're watching the TeeVee of propaganda. I didn't know increasingly massive debt (for europe and US) and fake GDP growth (all that wasted borrowed/tax money in the US) was ending the recession.

I would like facts when I read online. Not the same bullshit I can see in newspapers.
Ya No Kidding I see right through the leader of the US right now, he is a jackass through and through
 

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Im seeing some really good stuff comming Russia etc, the likes of Arma series and many others are outstanding.

I love upgrading, its a hobby. But that should be driven by innzvative pushes of graphics etc, not poor coding forcing you to buy better hardware to run it.