According to analysts from the International Data Corporation (IDC), posted on the company’s website on December 11, in the third quarter of 2020, there was a strong demand for gaming computers in the EMEA region (Europe, including World, the Middle East and Africa).
In the third quarter, 2.4 million gaming PCs and laptops were sold in the region, up 29.7% from the same period last year. At the same time, analysts forecast sales growth of 25.1% in the fourth quarter and 27.2% in the first quarter of 2021. Overall, IDC predicts 8.67 million gaming computers will be sold in 2020, of which 62.5% are laptops and only 37.5% are PCs.
IDC experts associate the growth in sales of gaming platforms with the coronavirus pandemic. People are forced to stay at home due to quarantine measures and try to diversify their pastime with video games. Analysts also predict that the gaming PC market will grow by 2.2% per year. Accordingly, it is expected that 9.44 million such devices will be sold in 2024.