Gartner Research

Dataquest Insight: Gaming PC Market Dynamics and Outlook

Published: 27 July 2007

ID: G00149773

Analyst(s): Lillian Tay, Mikako Kitagawa, Joy Shao, Raphael Vasquez

Summary

Gaming PCs have been the earliest to adopt and showcase the latest hardware technologies. While gaming PCs account for only 1% of the worldwide PC market, the richer configurations make this the most profitable segment in the PC business.

Table Of Contents
  • Definition
  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations
  • General Gaming Options: PCs vs. Consoles
  • Gaming PC Options
    • Self-Assembled vs. Branded PCs
    • Gamer Preferred Choice: Upgraded Branded PCs
  • Gaming PCs Outside the Home Market
  • Gaming PC Market Forecast
    • Forecast Methodology
    • Market Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Forecast

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