Jon Peddie Research which tracks hardware spend of gamers, claims that nearly $2.6 Billion will be spent on PC Gaming Hardware in the coming three years, because of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2. The search was done by the company in very depth, and they categorized their report from three categories, Entry-Level, Mid-Range, and High-End.
Here are few words from the report.
“Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the global leader in tracking the hardware spend of gamers, has analyzed the sales impact of the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020,” the official statement reads. “This includes PC builds, processor upgrades, display upgrades, flight sticks and throttles, flight system control units, rudder pedals, simulation pit components such as seats and frames, and VR sales.”
“Based on the assumption of a sale of 2.27 million units of Flight Simulator 2020 selling over the next three years, JPR estimates that in that time frame $2.6 billion will be spent on hardware with the specific intent of improving the game’s experience,” the statement says. “Much more will be spent over the title’s complete sales cycle.”
“Flight simulators are incredibly demanding on processing capability and reward high resolution, large displays, and VR use,” said games industry analyst Ted Pollak. “When new flight simulators are released, the hardware to run them at max settings and performance does not even exist yet.”
“This creates a situation of constant hardware demand over the life of the title as fans chase the best experience,” he added. “A significant number of flight sim fans only play flight sim. We took this into account when calculating whether the money will be spent specifically or partially because of this game.”
So the report looks quite promising, and we might end up seeing some incredible spending on hardware in the coming years. Games like Microsoft Flight Simulator have always had these sorts of impacts. Some years ago, GTA V had this kind of impact, and before that, it was GTA SA, and so on. The game has stunning visuals, and I’m not surprised by this report. With the release of new Nvidia Ampere Series, we’ll have to keep an eye for the sales record.