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PC Gamers Shifting to TV Gaming Platforms

New Jon Peddie Research report anticipates 20 million PC game players will migrate from personal computer platforms to TV displays and related gaming services by 2022. 

TIBURON, CALIF – Leading computer graphics research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has issued its latest study on PC, TV and Cloud gaming hardware, stating it anticipates that 20 million PC gamers will switch to TV gaming platforms between 2018 -2022.

Jon Peddie, JPR president, 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 services.”

Ted Pollak, a senior gaming industry analyst, added, “We are observing 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 design as well as marketing investments for hardware providers and foreshadows the ultimate destiny of the PC, a desktop ergonomic power user platform. Gaming services used with TV displays, whether local or cloud-based, will absorb PC defectors 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.”

Commenting on the research findings, Peddie commented, “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. The high-margin high-end segment will feel the pain the most.”

The JPR TV and Cloud Gaming Report covers gaming technologies designed to play on televisions. Evaluated within the report are Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, Apple TV, Cable and Satellite boxes, Cloud Gaming and more. The analysis contains a recent sales history and three-year forecast for unit sales of Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android Consoles, Apple TV and other devices. The report comes with a spreadsheet. Information about the PC Gaming Hardware series is also available on JPR’s website.

Source: Release Wire