Study: PC Gaming Hardware Market Down, Not Out

The current economic recession has "daunted" the 'core' PC gaming hardware market for higher-end games, but overall, the segment remains strong, and will continue to grow healthily in the years ahead, Jon Peddie Research said on Wednesday.

JPR said that the market for PC hardware that can be used for higher-end gaming is so robust that it will actually top the amount of money consumers spend on console gaming hardware (HDTV, accessories and the console itself) by nearly $2 billion this year.

"PC gaming systems seem to have suffered the least discounting [as a result of the recession,] which illustrates the value consumers place on such systems," JPF said in a statement.

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