PC Gaming Statistics 2021

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PC Gaming continues to be one of the most popular forms of video gaming despite increasingly impressive competition from both the console market and mobile gaming platforms. The PC Hardware industry alone is set to be worth $70 Billion by 2023, showing that many are still heavily invested in having the best possible hardware in their PC builds for gaming.
And, when it comes to PC gaming, Steam is still the platform of choice for consumers as it still sits comfortably in the top spot when it comes to video game sellers, bringing in $4.3 Billion in 2017 alone.

Sources: VGA24/7, DFCint, NewZoo, Steam

Form Factor Market Share

CPU Brand Share

GPU Brand Share

Steam Users

PUBG is the best-selling PC game of all time with over

0 Million Units
sold worldwide

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sold the most units and is recognized as the best selling PC game of all time around the world, with a total 70 million units sold across all platforms as of July 2020.

PUBG Corporation, 2020

Steam game sales revenue reached

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in 2017

Steam game sales revenue reached 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, that’s an 18.6% increase from 2015

VG24/7, 2018

The PC game hardware industry will be worth

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by 2023

It’s estimated that the PC game hardware industry will be worth $70 billion by 2023

DFCint, 2020

The PC Gaming industry will be worth

$ 0 Billion
by 2022

PC gaming industry was estimated to be worth 36.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 and is expected to reach 39.5 billion by 2022

NewZoo, 2020

Overview

Despite the influx of impressive and affordable consoles over the years, PC gaming has remained a favorite for many. This is reflected in game development as PC is still the most popular platform for game developers with 56% developing games for the platform in 2020. The market is set to reach an impressive worth of $39.5 Billion by 2023.
Sources: GDC, NewZoo

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PC Hardware

The PC game hardware industry shows no signs of slowing down as it is estimated to be worth $70 Billion by 2023. Thanks to a Steam user survey, we also have a good insight into the inner-workings of most PC gamer’s setups. We know that Nvidia dominates the GPU market with a 74% share, and Intel easily beats off AMD in terms of CPU shares with 74.4% to their 25.6%.
Sources: Steam, DFCint

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VR headset users on Steam by manufacturer

Steam, 2020
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CPU usage by manufacturer

Steam, 2020
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PC video card usage by manufcaturer

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Technavio, 2020
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Grand View Research, 2020
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L.E.K. Consulting, 2020
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Steam

Steam continues to be a hugely successful platform for gamers as it’s userbase grew once again this year. Reaching 20.31 Million users in 2020, it has seen an impressive growth trajectory for the last few years. FPS and MOBA games are still amongst the most popular on the platform with PYBG, DOTA 2, and CS:GO heading up the rankings.
Sources: GitHyp, Statista

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Number of peak concurrent Steam users (in millions)

Statista, 2020
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PC Games

With over 70 million units sold worldwide, PUBG is the best-selling PC game of all time across all platforms. On PC alone though, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the most played game on Steam with over 789k players, followed by Dota 2 with 523k and PUBG with 315k.
Sources: PUBG Corporation, Steam

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