In the lead up to IFA, GfK highlighted that the gaming market segment of the global PC market was buoyant and it said that the desktop segment of the gaming market globally had increased in revenues by 75% in the last year, with volumes increasing by 58%. For gaming notebooks, the growth in value was 46%, and 95% in unit sales, with half of the portable PCs sold costing €800. That contrasts with a drop of 20% in sales of desktop PCs and 17% in revenues.
Turning to peripherals, the company said that gaming keyboards, mouses and headsets experienced strong growth in the first half of 2016. Gaming keyboards were particularly popular among consumers, recording a growth in revenue of 23 percent to over €86 million in the first half of 2016. Headsets sold equally well, with revenue increasing by 19 percent.
You can see why there were so many gaming displays at IFA! (BR)