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PC hardware sales 122% higher than console sales in 2016

Console sales hit $90 billion during 2016, while PC hardware sales smash past $200 billion

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 17, 2016 @ 2:29 CST

Jon Peddie Research has published their Q3 2016 report on the GPU and console markets, noting a decent 20% increase in GPU shipments over the previous quarter.

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But... it's the chart that displays console and PC hardware sales over 2016 so far that caught my eye, with the console market selling $90.4 billion worth of hardware compared to the massive PC hardware business which is worth a whopping $200 billion this year.

Now, this is where it gets personal - game developers, listen up. The total console sales of 2016, even with the massive marketing push by Sony and Microsoft and new console releases in the Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, can't get anywhere near the level of PC hardware sales. Stop making games for the consoles first, and then throwing them over to the PC - because we get useless game releases on the PC which have countless performance-related issues.

The PC business is worth $200 billion. Stop messing around, and start taking the PC market seriously.

NEWS SOURCES:Jonpeddie.com


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