The market for computer gaming equipment and accessories in the United States grew significantly in 2020 and reached $ 4.5 billion, according to the report of the analytical company NPD Group. In relation to 2019, income from sales of various types of computer components increased by 62%, and in relation to the period of 2017, it doubled. According to analysts, the total revenue from sales of various gaming content has also grown by 19%. It amounted to $ 7.5 billion last year.
Experts point out that the bulk of sales of computer equipment fell on not only video cards, processors and games. Revenue growth was seen in every product category, including gaming peripherals (headsets, monitors, and keyboards). Stephen Baker, vice president of industrial analysis at NPD, attributes the growth of the gaming PC market to the protracted pandemic.
“Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have played a significant role in the observed growth pattern in the gaming market as consumers seek new ways of quarantined entertainment.”– notes Baker
NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella agreed with his colleague’s words.
“The PC gaming market is one of the more affordable segments, as most have desktops and laptops in the home. 2020 saw a significant increase in the number of computer video game players, as well as in terms of the time and money these players spent on computer games. “, Says Piscatella.
According to Baker, the growth of the gaming computer market will continue in 2021, but it will not be as noticeable as in 2020 and will be about 3% at the end of the year.
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