Market With Best PC and Laptop Sales in Last 10 Years
Paul Musiolik, 16 January 2021, 23:08
The coronavirus pandemic, forced remote working and the desire to replace aged components have served the PC, laptop and workstation market well. More than 91 million units of hardware devices were sold in the last quarter of 2020.
GeForce RTX 3000 Up to 20% More Expensive
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2021, 10:42
ZOTAC and EVGA have introduced price increases for RTX 3000 series GPUs. In some cases, the differences reach more than 20%. The reason is the new tariff on components manufactured in China, imposed by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.
Crypto Responsible for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 Shortages? Nvidia and AMD Respond
Sodar, 14 January 2021, 18:29
The new GPUs offer much better performance than the previous generation, only unfortunately it's hard to experience that in person. Both the new RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 are hard to find in stores. How do their manufacturers explain this fact?
Global PC Component Prices Are in For an Increase
Adrian Werner, 06 January 2021, 12:33
This year we will pay even more for PC components. The reasons include customs and problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Asus was the first company to introduce price increases.
Windows 7 Remains Popular Even a Year After End of Support
Bart Swiatek, 05 January 2021, 15:18
It's been almost a year since Microsoft finished supporting Windows 7. Despite this, the software is still installed on nearly 20% of PCs.
Crypto Miners May be Responsible for RTX 3000 Shortages
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 November 2020, 19:06
RTX 3000 family GPUs remain unavailable in stores not only because of production problems. According to analyst Mitch Steves, Nvidia sold $175 million worth of chipsets to cryptocurrency miners.
Apple Currently Owns Over 25% of the CPU Market
Bart Swiatek, 05 October 2020, 11:59
Another edition of the usual hardware survey appeared on Steam. It shows that AMD already controls over 25% of the CPU market. The data also indicates stagnation in VR goggle sector.
Nvidia May Soon Add CPUs to Its Offer
Paul Musiolik, 16 September 2020, 12:33
Nvidia, after purchasing the British chipset manufacturer AMR, is thinking about entering the market for data center processors.
How Much Would It Cost to Buy Everything on Steam?
Milosz Szubert, 14 September 2020, 14:10
There is a site that enables us to check how much we would need to spend to buy all the games available on Steam. Currently, the amount is just over $537,000 (nearly $522,000 if discounts are included).
Flight Simulator Will be a Golden Egg-laying Goose for Hardware Companies
Agnes Adamus, 21 August 2020, 22:09
Microsoft Flight Simulator may turn out to be a golden egg-laying goose, not only for its creators but also for PC hardware manufacturers. According to analysts from Jon Peddie Research, in the next three years the game will bring 2.6 billion profits from hardware sales.
Prices of SSDs and RAM May Drop Soon
Bart Swiatek, 18 August 2020, 11:48
The DRAMeXchange website reports that we may soon see a significant drop in prices of RAM and SSDs. The reason for this is that many companies' warehouses are still stocked and the production of new chipsets is more efficient than expected.
Over 3 Billion Inhabitants of Earth are Gamers
Frozen, 15 August 2020, 18:51
According to the latest report of the analytical company DFC Intelligence, gamer represent as much as 40% of the world's population.
The First Top-shelf Gaming GPUs From Intel in 2021
Sodar, 13 August 2020, 14:45
The first Intel GPU based on Xe-HP/HPG chipsets will appear in 2021. Their goal is a demanding gaming market. A new competitor will appear in a space dominated by AMD and Nvidia.
It Takes Only a Week to Make a Diablo Clone These Days
Bart Swiatek, 11 August 2020, 12:30
One youtuber decided to prove that a week's work is enough to create a fully functional diablo clone. It turns out that this is possible provided that we use Unreal Engine and ready tools, models and maps.
Steam - Cheap Shopping Via VPN Will be More Difficult
Sodar, 30 July 2020, 14:38
Steam has changed the payment system. From now on, purchases must be finalized by the local payment method. The move may be part of the fight against buying cheaper games from other regions through VPN.
CEO of Epic Games: Digital Ownership Should be a Universal Notion
DS, 22 July 2020, 15:08
Tim Sweeney, owner of Epic Games, shared his thoughts on digital ownership on Twitter. According to him, they should be universal and accessible to all platforms and stores.
Pandemic Drives the Market; PC Master Race Grows in Strength
Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 17:55
According to Jon Peddie Research analysts, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has led to a large increase in interest in computer hardware. Sales of all kinds of components are growing dynamically, as is the number of PC players. By the end of the year, the PC components market may be worth nearly $40 billion.
Epic Games Store's Share in PC Game Market is Growing
Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 10:35
Epic Games Store, a digital distribution platform launched by creators of Fortnite, is doing better and better. According to Tim Sweeney, EGS already controls about 15% of the PC game market. The developer also convinces that giving away free games brings measurable benefits not only to players but also developers.
AMD Bests Intel in Many Major Stores
Adrian Werner, 02 May 2020, 17:07
AMD's CEO has boasted that in many major stores, more than 50 percent of available premium CPUs are made by his company. According to The European Hardware Association, gaming enthusiasts also prefer Ryzen's manufacturer.
Intel: New Tiger Lake CPU in Mid-year
Sodar, 24 April 2020, 16:21
Intel remains financially successful despite the crisis. Revenues increased by 23% compared to the same period last year.
New Data Shows Intel's Dominant Position in China
Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 11:07
Data from the Chinese benchmark Master Lu shows a picture of the PC market in China. The Chinese are most likely to use Intel processors and graphics cards from Nvidia.
Huawei Aiming to Enter GPU Market?
Laty, 14 April 2020, 11:58
Huawei is recruiting employees for the new department, whose task will be to build server graphics cards. These may be one of the last elements for China to achieve technological independence.
Gabe Newell Comments on Competition From Epic Game Store
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 17:50
Gabe „Gaben” Newell commented on Steam's competition with Epic Games Store. He said that competition in the digital stores is necessary and beneficial for all, but criticized Apple's style approach and its „faceless bureaucrats” managing App Store.
RAM and SSD Prices May Spike
Laty, 04 February 2020, 16:14
Many PC component price analysts have expressed their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China. After all, many large companies have their branches in that region of the world, and the virus could hit production and consumer demand.
AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market
Peter Doron, 03 January 2020, 11:51
With the latest moves, AMD is quickly closing in on Intel. According to PassMark, the Ryzen manufacturer already has almost 40% of the CPU market share. There are many indications that the difference will be diminishing in the coming months, and many believe that AMD will eventually overtake the competition.
GPU Prices May Rise Because of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Adrian Werner, 29 December 2019, 17:59
According to analysts, graphics card prices may increase next year. One reason for this will be the increased demand for GDDR6 memory due to the launch of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Take-Two CEO: 50% of Multiplatform Game Revenue Comes From PC
Konrad Serafinski, 02 November 2019, 23:16
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said in one of the recent interviews that in his opinion the PC market could account for up to 50% of revenues from multiplatform games.
EA Games Return to Steam. EA Access Subscription Available as Well
Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2019, 20:05
Electronic Arts has entered into an agreement with Valve. Under the agreement, new EA games will also be released on Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Along with them, the platform will also receive several already released titles and an EA Access subscription.
Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43
IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.
Blizzard Entertainment Once Again Assures That It Loves the PC
Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 13:20
J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, reaffirmed that his company does not intend to abandon the PC market. PC remains a key platform for the developer.
Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00
Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.
French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57
According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.
Borderlands 3 Shows That Boxed Editions Are a Thing of the Past
Agnes Adamus, 16 September 2019, 22:48
Borderlands 3 had a very good start. The boxed edition of the game was the biggest sales hit of the year in Great Britain. Despite its success, the result achieved by the latest installment of the popular looter-shooter series is only half as good as in the case of its predecessor. The same applies to Gears 5.
No More Robots CEO: Indie Games on PC get Cheaper and Sales are Falling
Christian Pieniazek, 10 September 2019, 23:19
Independent titles are selling worse and worse on PC and are getting cheaper, which makes them earn less and less. This is what Mike Rose, No More Robots' CEO, said in his analysis. He sees a chance for improvement in this situation in the „right” pricing of games, among other things.
Uplay Plus - Ubisoft's Answer to Xbox Game Pass Launches Today
Adrian Werner, 03 September 2019, 15:21
Uplay Plus, answer to the competing Origin Access Premier or Xbox Game Pass, was launched on the market. The subscription fee includes access to the full range of games offered by Ubisoft.
AMD GPU Sales Top Nvidia for the First Time in 5 Years
Conrad Hazi, 30 August 2019, 16:04
This is what everyone expected - AMD outperformed Nvidia in terms of GPU sales in the second quarter of 2019. The data provided by Jon Peddie Research analysts includes all desktop GPUs.
Ubisoft on Epic Games Store Exclusives: Steam is „Unrealistic”
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 August 2019, 23:16
Chris Early from Ubisoft commented on his company publishing PC versions of games on Epic Games Store rather than Steam. This is the decision of the publisher, who has had enough of the „unrealistic” business model used by Valve.
„You owe us $300,000,” Say Subnautica's Creators to G2A [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 23:20
The dispute between developers and G2A is raging on and it does not look like anything is going to change in the near future. The tool proposed by the platform to block keys not intended for sale did not arouse much interest among the devs and caused further controversies.
Faster AMD Navi GPU and Mobile Processors are „Coming”
Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 14:19
During a discussion on AMD's financial report for the second quarter of this year, Lisa Su admitted that her company still has a few new products in store and we can expect more powerful Radeon cards based on Navi architecture and new mobile processors.
Tim Sweeney Explains Why Epic Games Bets on Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 26 June 2019, 23:09
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, explained on Twitter why the strategy of mass buying of exclusive titles, though unpopular, is beneficial to gamers.
AMD Shares Go Up After Thanks to New Ryzens and Navi GPUs
Conrad Hazi, 29 May 2019, 19:35
After the official presentation of the new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Navi graphics cards, AMD shares on NASDAQ went up a lot. Analysts and investors believe that the new designs can enable the manufacturer to increase its market share and compete more effectively with Intel.
Blizzard CEO: We are Mainly PC Developers and This Won't Change
Bart Swiatek, 29 May 2019, 18:28
In an interview for Game Informer, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that his company creates mainly PC games. The studio does not intend to give up PCs, although it recognizes the importance of the mobile market.
China Has More Than 312 Million PC Players
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:27
According to a report by Niko Partners, the number of active PC players will continue to grow in China in the coming years. At the moment, 312 million people are playing on personal computers in the Middle Kingdom, bringing the industry more than $15 billion in revenue annually. Most of this money comes from online multiplayer games.
Epic Games Store Exclusives Start To Scare Developers Away
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:19
It turns out that not all PC developers are interested in a profitable exclusivity agreement with Epic Games Store. Some people reject the giant's proposal because they are afraid of losing their image and access to a wider audience.
No More Serial Keys? Ubisoft Has A New Idea For Digital Distribution
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 May 2019, 19:51
Ubisoft and Genba Digital are working on a new digital distribution system for video games. The solution known as Silent Key Activation will eliminate the need to send activation codes to vendors, thus preventing unauthorized trading of keys.
Analysts: 20 million PC Users Will Switch to Consoles Before 2020
Bart Swiatek, 29 April 2019, 16:13
Jon Peddie Research analysts argue that by 2022, up to 20 million PC gamers may choose to abandon their platform in favor of a console or a streaming service.
Tim Sweeney Challenges Valve to Reduce Its Revenue Share
Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 16:18
Tim Sweeney – CEO of Epic Games – wrote on Twitter that his company is ready to give up acquiring exclusive titles, assuming Steam gives up 88% of sales revenue to the devs. The only condition being, that the solution would have to be implemented "without strings attached".
The Digital Distribution Platform War Continues
Agnes Adamus, 09 April 2019, 00:41
Since its debut, the Epic Games Store has been making a lot of waves. Buying exclusive titles has caused many releases to miss Steam. A dispute arose between supporters and opponents of this practice, fueled by Richard Geldreich, a former Valve employee,
Third-Party Stores Reduce Valve's Revenue
Christian Pieniazek, 05 April 2019, 11:50
When we think of Steam sales, both developers and publishers must take Valve's 30% revenue share into account. As it turns out, though, in fact, Gabe Newell's company gets, on average, only as much as 20% of a sold game copy's price.
Epic Games Representatives Keep Defending Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 29 March 2019, 23:54
David Stelzer and Sergey Galyonkin took part in a Q&A session organized by GamesIndustry.biz during PAX East 2019 and answered some questions related to Epic Games Store. As you may expect, the main topic was exclusive titles.