The PC will have no trouble holding its own against PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this holiday season, say experts.
Publishers, vendors and retailers have told PCR that next-generation consoles present an opportunity for greater PC game and accessory sales going into Q4 and 2014.
With Xbox One due November for £429 and the PS4 out in time for Christmas at £349, the prices of next-generation consoles are similar to low and mid-level gaming PCs currently on the market.
“[Next-gen consoles] present a very sizeable and profitable opportunity to the PC market,” Focus Multimedia’s software brand manager Alan Wild told PCR. The firm has 70 games out this year and distributes the popular Angry Birds boxed games to retail.
“For hardcore gamers, they want the hardware and tech that delivers the best gaming experience. It’s all too easy to be swayed by the more mainstream ‘console glamour and clamour’ and forget that there’s already a massive gaming audience hungry for a choice of new PC games in store.”
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