JPR Forecasts 20 Million PC Gamers Will Switch to TV Gaming Platforms

PC Gaming Hardware Market forecast to cool down as TV and Cloud
Gaming Markets Heat Up

TIBURON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the market research firm for the computer
graphics industry has issued its latest studies for PC, TV, and Cloud
Gaming Hardware. JPR forecasts that 20 million PC Gamers will switch to
TV Gaming platforms in the 2018 – 2022 timeframe, loosely correlated
with the decline of the PC platform globally. The majority will come
from the low-end (under $1000 full build cost), but because of
improvements in TV displays and console semiconductors, as well as
console exclusive titles, the ranks of mid-range and high-end PC gamer
populations are also affected.

Jon Peddie, President of JPR said, “The PC market continues to decline
because the innovation that took place in the past providing speed ups
and clever new things has all but stopped, plus the product introduction
times are stretching out to four years. This is not a panic situation
and the PC GPU market still generates incredible volume. However, there
are forces at work that we predict will drive some of this business
toward TV displays and associated gaming products and services.”

Ted Pollak, Senior Analyst, Gaming Industry said, “We observe a higher
percentage of low/mid-range PC products sold because of the consumer’s
intent to use with games. This unfortunately does not generate more
volume, but does guide research and development as well as marketing
investments for hardware providers and foreshadows that the ultimate
destiny of powerful consumer PCs is a desktop ergonomic, power user
platform. Gaming services used with TV displays, whether local or
cloud-based, will absorb some PC gamers and likely flourish with new
entrants. In the next five years, we will see potential customers with
access to TV Gaming swell by hundreds of millions.”

How does the world look five years from now? Very different. Moore’s Law
is no longer helping. No longer can the processor builders count on
shrinking transistors every 24 months and either doubling performance or
reducing costs. Product cycles will stretch to four years or more.
Bandwidth, latency, and AI will help define computing power.

The JPR TV and Cloud Gaming report covers gaming technologies designed
to play on televisions. Evaluated within the report are Xbox,
PlayStation, Nintendo, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, Apple TV, Cable
and Satellite boxes, Cloud Gaming Services and more. The analysis
contains a recent sales history and three-year forecast for unit sales
of all significant TV Gaming hardware. The report comes with a
spreadsheet. Information about our renowned PC Gaming Hardware series is
also available on our website.

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About Jon Peddie Research

Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides consulting, research, and
other specialized services to technology companies and interested
parties in a variety of fields including semiconductors, graphics
development, multimedia for professional applications, consumer
electronics, high-end computing, gaming, and internet-access product

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