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PC-Based Gaming Rising into 2017

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Gaming with a PC ranging anywhere from Gears of War 4 to an online casino rose dramatically in 2016 and is poised to continue that trend into 2017.

According to a new report from Jon Peddie Research via The Tech Report, the hardware market for PCs used for gaming reached $30 million in 2016, an all-time high.

Much of this growth stems from the Asia and Pacific regions where gaming consoles aren’t as entrenched into the culture while PCs are. On the opposite side of the world, those who prefer their PCs for gaming are more apt to spend north of $10,000 on computer hardware versus less than $6,000.

A rise in affordability for Ultra HD monitors likely is contributing to this upward trend in PC gaming. The console market has only caught up to 4K displays as of this past holiday season with PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S so PC gaming has the edge.

Another popular trend over the past year has been the rise of online casino gambling ranging from simple slots to fantasy sports. As physical casinos struggled to bring in foot traffic, Internet casinos like new casino 2017 are thriving by attracting gambling business online.

Wagering combined with eSports like Major League Gaming is expected to be another big driver for revenue in 2017. The combination of eSports and fantasy sports could help push online gambling to new heights.

Whether you’re entrenched in World of Warcraft or betting on an online roulette wheel, it’s clear PC gaming is anything but dying off in the face of pressure from console and mobile gaming.

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