PC Game Hardware: Market Forecasts
About this product
The DFC Intelligence PC Game Hardware Forecast looks at the market for spending on desktop and laptop systems for the purpose of playing video games. The focus is on premium game rigs and custom do-it-yourself builds where consumers pick the individual components.
Spending on hardware for PC games has become a major driver of the global PC game industry. There is a growing base of sophisticated do-it-yourself consumers that carefully buy individual PC components. As overall PC hardware sales slow, gamers continue to drive growth for high-end products.
In 2022, the market struggled with GPU inventory and global economic concerns. With a new generation of graphics cards being released in 2023 and beyond, sales are expected to start to pickup.
The regularly updated PC game hardware forecasts include an Excel spreadsheet with 5-year forecasts.
Data is broken out by type of PC which includes:
- Enthusiast Desktop Game PC: These are consumers manually adding some components themselves whether this is adding a high-end graphics card or building a PC system from scratch
- Desktop Game PC: These are consumers that buy desktop PCs specifically for playing games as a main purpose
- Laptop Game PCs: These are consumers that buy laptop PCs specifically for playing games as a main purpose
Five-year forecasts are broken out for the following regions: (note that each region can be purchased as an individual subsegment)
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of World
- More granular data is available on request and can include forecasts by individual region, individual component (cases, cooling systems, GPU, CPU, monitors, hard drive etc), type of PC and more
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Forecasts in DFC Intelligence reports are “living forecasts.” In other words, our forecasts are always being adjusted based on the latest news, events, and product announcements. Anyone ordering this report will also receive all updates for the next three months. This ensures that you are not getting out-of-date data!