PC Gaming Hardware Expected to Grow 30% in 2010

The recent release of Windows 7 has the PC community excited, and according to Jon Peddie Research, there's reason for PC gamers to be optimistic as well. The research and consulting firm estimates that PC gaming hardware sales will increase by $1.2 billion in 2009 to reach $21.26 billion, a 6 percent increase over 2008.

"The largest influence on the high forecasted growth rate is due to purchasing delays for systems and upgrades in 2008/2009 as consumers circled the wagons and took a conservative position on discretionary spending," said Senior Video Game Industry Analyst at JPR, Ted Pollak. "A recovering economy, processing advancements, and higher quality gaming offerings will all contribute to a healthy year for PC gaming hardware in 2010."

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