According to a report from industry tracker International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of gaming PCs grew by 26% year-over-year in 2020. Similarly, gaming monitor shipments increased by 77% from 2019 to 2020.
“Unfortunately, the supply of gaming PCs has tumbled recently and while crypto-mining may be partially to blame, the sheer demand for these products and growth in the player base is more likely the root cause of the shortages,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Research Manager for IDC’s Worldwide Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers. “New GPUs, new games, added support for ray-tracing, and the growth in demand have also led to an increase in average selling prices during 2020 and will likely remain at these elevated levels in 2021.”
The IDC said the gaming monitor market is expected to see a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10%. It also believes this momentum will continue as global volumes reach 72.9 million in 2025 with a CAGR of 5.8%.
North America and West Europe combined to overtake the Asian-Pacific gaming markets as the largest in the world for the first time. This is due, in large part, to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(All information was provided by daijiworld)