Stay-At-Home Orders Drive Demand

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 16, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Market analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued its latest forecast for spending on gamer PC hardware. The firm forecasts that in 2024 consumers worldwide will spend $70 billion for PC game hardware, up from $49 billion in 2019.

The forecasts look at custom hardware specifically designed to play PC games. This includes pre-designed performance desktop and laptop systems as well as enthusiast systems custom built by users.

“Consumers are really seeing the value in high-end PC game systems,” said DFC lead analyst David Cole. “2019 was a strong year for sales and we have actually raised our forecasts.”

The spread of COVID-19 has caused some supply issues but according to Cole is serving to increase demand. “Consumers staying at home realize the value a high-end PC system can provide. Difficult economic times are the only thing potentially slowing sales.”

In addition to stay-at-home orders, esports has been a major driver of PC hardware. “Like any sport or activity, having the right equipment is crucial to success. Consumers spend more on the hardware to play games than they do on the actual games,” said Cole.

Overall DFC Intelligence estimates globally 1.5 billion consumers play PC games, but only a small fraction currently spend money on high-end hardware.

Additional details about the reports are available online or by contacting DFC Intelligence

About the Report

DFC Intelligence has been tracking the PC gamer hardware market since 2007 issuing regular forecasts of the systems and components for gamer computers. In our current offering the report and forecasts are available as a series of reports or as a bundle.

Five-year forecasts are broken out for 19 separate countries/regions.

DFC will also be issuing a separate companion report that addresses specific components included in the forecast are CPU, Cases, Case fans, CPU liquid coolers, Graphics cards, Hard drives (SSD), Keyboards, Memory, Monitors, Motherboards, Mouses, Optical drives, and PSU.

About DFC Intelligence

DFC Intelligence ( is a strategic market research and consulting firm focused on interactive entertainment and the emerging video game, online game, interactive entertainment and portable game markets. Since 1995, DFC has published in-depth strategic market reports and subscription-based research services. DFC research is used by more than 300 leading companies in over 30 countries worldwide.

DFC Intelligence game industry forecasts are updated throughout the year to account for current trends and new products. The forecasts are available in multiple forecasts that include pdf reports, Excel spreadsheets and online access. Clients can purchase forecasts on a one off or on an ongoing basis. It is also possible to custom pull specific forecasts on a given range.

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