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Global Gaming PC Market to Remain Growth Engine for the PC Market in 2017

By MIC
Published: Jan 09,2017

While the global PC industry keeps declining, MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute) found that the share of global gaming PCs in branded vendors' sales have increased steadily during the period 2014-2016.


It is anticipated that gaming PCs will continue the growth trend in 2017 and account for about 5.6% of the entire PC market, up from 4.8% in 2016.

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"Nowadays general consumers' PC replacement cycle has extended from 3-4 years to 5-6 years but we found that gaming consumers tend to replace their gadgets about every 2 years. This has shed the light for PC brands amid the declining PC market trend," says Jessica Hsu, senior industry analyst with MIC.


"Global gaming PC market volume reached about 12 million units in 2016, and is estimated to grow to 14.3 million units in 2017, growing 19% year-on-year."



Figure 1: Global Gaming PC Market Volume, 2014-2017 (Source: MIC, January 2017)
Figure 1: Global Gaming PC Market Volume, 2014-2017 (Source: MIC, January 2017)

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