The gaming industry in the IT sector continues to evolve and attract new players, despite the global crisis. Monitors take a fair share of gaming accessories market and continue to increase the tempo. According to various analytical companies, the total supply of gaming monitors in 2016 remained at the same level as in 2015.
In 2017, it expected to increase sales of gaming monitors, and fierce competition among the manufacturers in this market.
The biggest companies today, offering a wide range of game models – ASUS, BenQ and Acer in the next year will have to compete with new producers, only coming out to the market – Samsung, LG, Dell, HP, Lenovo, AOC and Philips.
It is worth noting that this year in the class of gaming monitors with a screen refresh rate of 144 GHz, ASUS leader with a market share of 35%. The second and third place – the company Benq, and Acer with a share of 22-24% and 17-19%, respectively.
Shipments of LCD monitors was 120 mln. Pieces in 2015, it is expected that before the end of the year the market will remain at the same level. The number of sold game models with a refresh rate of 144 GHz in 2015 amounted to 550-600 thousand pieces, for comparison, in 2016 the figure was 1.2 million. Devices. Despite the fact that gaming solutions make up 1-2% of the total monitor market, their share is 3% in monetary terms.
Thus, it is expected that will grow to 2.5 million units, and in 2018. In 2017 the market of gaming monitors -. To 3.5 million units..
Today consumer segment most widespread models are monitors with a diagonal of 21.5 inches screen, then follow the popular 23/24-inch solutions. 24-inch gaming monitors cost $ 299-499 accounted for 70% of total sales, followed by 27-inch device cost $ 349-899 and 34- / 35-inch models.
It is interesting that the main demand for models with large screen sizes are from North America and Western Europe.
As for models with curved screens, then in 2016 their sales were not significant, but the popularity of this format monitors are gradually growing, so in 2017 are also expected to increase the demand for such devices.
Of course, one of the main factors affecting the competitiveness of the Asus gaming monitors of various manufacturers monitors will be exchange rate fluctuations on domestic markets.