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

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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