A new report shows that although mainstream PC shipments are limited by component shortages and logistics issues, the sales of gaming monitors are growing. IDC reportBeancounters also believes that the average selling price (ASP) of gaming PCs will rise in the next few years, and shipments of gaming PCs and monitors will continue to grow until at least 2025.
It is worth noting that although gaming monitors are expected to be slightly cheaper in the next few years, IDC predicts that the actual average selling price of gaming PCs will increase from US$925 in 2020 to US$1,007 in 2025.One thing to point out here is that IDC considers any system more or less advanced graphics and one of them The best gaming CPU (Including those based on high-performance APUs with good integrated GPUs, such as AMD Ryzen 7 5700G) Gaming PC.The system does not have to be equipped with one of them Best graphics card IDC treats it as a game console. At the same time, due to tight supply, high manufacturer suggested retail prices, and high-performance CPU and graphics card pricing, IDC predicts that the average price of gaming PCs will rise in the next few years.
Jay Chou, IDC’s Global Quarterly PC Monitor Research Manager, said: “The increasingly accessible price points and the ability to handle various tasks outside of games are just some of the reasons why we expect the gaming PC market to remain healthy in the next few years.” However, Even in this performance-focused market segment, portability is still important, which means that gaming desktops need innovation to compete with gaming laptops. “
IDC claims that approximately 14.2 million different types of gaming monitors were shipped last year. The average selling price (ASP) of a gaming monitor is US$339, which is much higher than the average selling price of an ordinary LCD used in an office. Overall, the demand for gaming hardware, especially gaming monitors, is high and is expected to grow. Therefore, IDC believes that by 2025, the total available market for gaming monitors will surge to 26.4 million units (compound annual growth rate of 13.2%). At the same time, it is expected that by 2025, the average price of gaming monitors will drop to $309.
Gaming monitors are not just an enhanced version of mainstream monitors. Instead, they use completely different display panels with high refresh rates tailored to gamers, display driver ICs (DDIC) built specifically for “fast” LCD panels, and support dynamic refresh rate technologies such as AMD’s FreeSync or Nvidia’s G-Sync, and has different menus and various visual enhancement functions. For this reason, the shortage of “regular” panels and DDIC will not really affect game panels. At the same time, due to the high price of such high-performance components, manufacturers are naturally more willing to produce them rather than cheap parts. Similarly, display suppliers are eager to prioritize the production and shipment of gaming displays over cheap office products.
IDC’s predictions on the gaming PC and monitor market Jon Pedy Research, It predicts that the total value of the gaming hardware market will reach 45 billion U.S. dollars by 2024, up from approximately 22 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. However, IDC’s forecast seems to be bolder than JPR. The market research company believes that the total value of the gaming PC and monitor market will rise from $43 billion in 2020 to more than $60 billion (compound annual growth rate of 7.4%).