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The overall demand for PC hardware may be in decline but the market for gaming specific hardware is actually doing quite well, according to a new Jon Peddie Research report (via MCV). The firm pegged the total worldwide market value of PC gaming hardware at more than $21.5 billion, and predicted that it will grow significantly over the next three years.

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It seems business in the "enthusiast" market is better than ever.
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It seems business in the "enthusiast" market is better than ever.

Yeah people often forget that there are more than one market segment in the PC market.

The low end casual consumers have been moving towards mobile and because of that overall sales have been on a downward trend. However PC gaming and workstation class hardware is doing really well and still growing.
 
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Glad to hear this. I'm so fed up of constant "pc gaming is dying" crap.
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"PC gaming is dying", my ass
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Yeah people often forget that there are more than one market segment in the PC market.

The low end casual consumers have been moving towards mobile and because of that overall sales have been on a downward trend. However PC gaming and workstation class hardware is doing really well and still growing.

So a co-worker and me were talking about the Amazon HD Fire and how you can play android games on it (as opposed to chromecast). I'm wondering if these dongle-like devices and the long refreshes for consoles could eventually put the squeeze on the traditional console.
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Guys, PC Gaming is dead.. there's no money to be made here.. biggrin.gif
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So a co-worker and me were talking about the Amazon HD Fire and how you can play android games on it (as opposed to chromecast). I'm wondering if these dongle-like devices and the long refreshes for consoles could eventually put the squeeze on the traditional console.

I seriously doubt it. Games are becoming way more demanding and hardware speeds are slowing down.

So if you want to play games with good graphics, etc., then dongles will never take over. But if you enjoy playing games that are 5-10 years old, indies, mobile games, etc., sure, they could do well.
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It seems business in the "enthusiast" market is better than ever.

Yeah people often forget that there are more than one market segment in the PC market.

The low end casual consumers have been moving towards mobile and because of that overall sales have been on a downward trend. However PC gaming and workstation class hardware is doing really well and still growing.

I think PC gaming will only grow until somehow it hits the mainstream. I really think if there were big name celebrities that endorsed PC gaming with popular news outlets supporting that PC gaming > consoles, a huge shift could happen. For now, people still think of PCs as Macs and their old crappy PC from dial up.

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but our CPU performance has been stagnant.....
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I think this is probably due to F2P games like Dota 2 \Lol

I usually buy low end PC hardware accessories(Mouse keyboard etc)

Now i just had to buy Dota 2 Mouse, mousepad proabably dota 2 speakers\headphones

You get what I mean.
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