Report: PC gaming daunted but unbowed by recession

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 17:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Jon Peddie Research has announced its market forecast for PC gaming hardware, and while the report says consumer spending has slowed a bit in the gaming industry, the PC gaming segment has been especially resistant.

The firm has forecast the total PC hardware market to drop $1.4 billion due to recession-based sales and the lower cost of PCs and components. Despite this, PC gaming systems have suffered the least discounting due to the value consumers place on the system.

JPR says the reason the PC sector has lost less during the economic climate is due to consumers staying home more and spending less on outside entertainment.

“PC Gaming is a very economical form of entertainment, a $50 game can provide hundreds of hours of play, and it’s not uncommon for players to replay a game,” said the report.

“Also, purchases of a PC for gaming can be shared since the machine can be used for watching (and creating) videos, as well as office work and web browsing, something consoles can’t offer.”

PC sales are expected to reach $19 billion this year and outsell gaming consoles by almost $2 billion.



  1. Hunam

    PC Gaming. Fuck yeah.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    you get more time in pc games too. In ression gaming pc’s is the machine to get. Games with mod support,mmo’s,and free games. plus look for a job if you need one.
    this link is a little mis leading it doesn’t include play
    times for other pc games like guild wars,daiblo etc

    #2 6 years ago
  3. loki

    PC games sucks! Sales of PC games sucks!

    “PC sales are expected to reach $19 billion this year and outsell gaming consoles by almost $2 billion”

    90% of PC not use for gaming

    #3 6 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    the backbone of the pc industry is pc gaming

    pc gaming hardware is huge and pc gaming has some of the best hardware around.

    you don’t get this kind of stuff on console no way.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ShiroGamer

    even if u go on from here till the next morning,blackdreamhunk

    if they dont like peces they wont

    but i feel just as great being a PC gamer

    #5 6 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    well they can’t say pc gaming is not hot in side of ression ;) lol pc game devs have trimed down at the must from what i have seen in this ression. Some parts f the pc gaming is hot in a

    #6 6 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    “90% of PC not use for gaming”

    Yeah, but these figures are for game software sales.

    Oh shit, did loki fail hard again? I think he did.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Esha

    As long as the PC has Valve, it’ll be all right. At this rate though, Valve could pretty much make their own bloody console and it would outsell both XBoxes and PS3s for years to come. Why they haven’t done that and why they stick to the PC is a mystery to me, but I’m appreciative for it.

    Also: ScoutLOL [Force-A-Nature] Loki

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

    #8 6 years ago

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