Gaming PC Sales Are Up, Up and Away!

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While PC sales in general are declining, gaming PC sales are increasing exponentially

While overall PC sales are continuing to decline, a report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows that the market for PC gaming hardware is growing faster than expected. The market for gaming-focused PCs, both pre-built and DIY exceeded $30 billion. This figure includes “upgrades and accessories such as input devices and audio/communication systems.”

Kevin Jones, vice president of US based electronic chain Micro Center, stated that the overall sales of gaming PCs increased 25 to 30 percent in 2016, and the sales at Micro Center itself increased 200 to 300 percent. Jones thanks the popularity of esports for the growth. Gaming PC sales are expected to reach 8.7 million units by 2020 and account for 13 percent of consumer PC shipments.

However, Jones expressed concern about the PC component shortages currently affecting the industry. Prices have yet to rise in any major way, but Jones believes it’s only a matter of time. If you’re looking to beef up your computer any time soon, you might want to do it sooner rather than later.

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