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Sales of PC Gaming Hardware Predicted to Hit $27B in 2010

Submitted by: 9Millimeter @ 10:22 AM | Saturday, November 21, 2009 | (url: http://www.i4u.co...)

JPR has released a new report that predicts sales of PC gaming hardware will reach $27 billion in 2010. The global PC hardware gaming market is expected to grow by $1.2 billion this year, a 5.9% increase from 2008.

The increase is due to an increased demand for enthusiast, performance, and mainstream hardware influenced by the desire to play games on the PC. The PC gaming market is set to grow by 30% in 2010 due in part to delays in buying systems in 2008/2009 as users waited for the economy to improve.

This means that any of you console gamers out there who like to think PC gaming is dead need to think again. The market is growing impressively despite the poor economy and top tier games are still coming to the platform.

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Cooler Master Sniper Case Review

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 07:33 PM | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | (url: http://www.bit-te...)

Were you looking for a PC case to fit in with your collection of FPS-style crates and exploding barrels? Well, look no further than the eXtremely well-named Cooler Master Sniper. Just make sure you don't let any space marines see your new possession, or they might try shooting it to get at the stim packs and ammo contained within.


Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Review

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 09:08 PM | Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcper....)

Intels new X25-M 80GB SSD is one of the fastest consumer solid state drives available - a technology that's commonly cited as being the future of storage technology. But at $600, this puppy isn't cheap. Is the technology actually worth it yet?

Alternate reviews at PaulStamatiou.com, Tweaktown, and Tbreak


Year In Review: 2008 Computer Hardware Industry Failure

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 02:55 PM | Thursday, January 1, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Every technology starts with a motivation, and throughout the past year Benchmark Reviews has watched the computer hardware industry follow trends that seem all too familiar of yesteryear. In this article by Executive Editor Olin Coles, the past 2008 calendar year is summarized for it's accomplishments, but the real focus is on the coming year ahead. Will 2009 be the year that component computer hardware becomes important again, or will it be relegated to a niche hobby for enthusiast?


PS3 Outsells XBox 360 Again in February NPD

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:11 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

US VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY - FEBRUARY 2008

Software: $668.7m ( 47%)
Hardware: $480.0 million ( 19%)
Accessories: $185.3m ( 36%)
Total Games: $1.33 billion ( 34%)

HARDWARE - FEBRUARY 2008

Nintendo DS - 587.6K (from 251K)
Wii - 432K (from 274K)
PlayStation 2 - 351.8K
PlayStation 3 - 280.8K (from 269K)
Xbox 360 - 254.6K (from 230K)
PSP - 243.1K (from 230K)


Blu-ray Player Prices Hit 2008 Highs

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:38 AM | Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | (url: http://www.tgdail...)

Pricewatch - Blu-ray Disc players from Samsung, Sony and Sharp are now the most expensive they have been all year, presumably because HD DVD's exit from the high-def disc arena has removed some of Blu-ray's pricing pressure.

Make way for another corporate reaming...


DirectX 10 Hardware NOT Obsolete

Submitted by: Breadman86 @ 01:27 PM | Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

DirectX 10.1 will not render current DirectX 10 GPUs obsolete, Microsoft confirms.

Microsoft's Sam Glassenberg told Next-Gen in a phone interview, "DX10.1 fully supports DX10 hardware. No hardware support is being removed....It's strictly a superset. It's basically an update to DX10 that extends the hardware functionality slightly."

He said that the update is similar to what Microsoft did with DX9. "We did make updates to [DX9] that extended the supported feature set.

"All the hardware is still supported, all the games still run, all the features are still there, we've just simply extended the feature set and the lifetime of the API," he said.

Good news for those that own the current DirectX 10 hardware!


AMD pushes new naming scheme

Submitted by: Moker @ 10:57 AM | Friday, June 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.digiti...)

AMD's new naming scheme will start with a letter to indicate the product level; G represents premium product, B represents intermediate product and L represents value product. A second letter will indicate the product's power consumption, with P representing over 65W, S around 65W and E less than 65W, noted Sobon.


NPD: April Hardware Sales Up, Software Down

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:07 AM | Friday, May 18, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)


APRIL 2007 US HARDWARE SALES (All numbers approximate)
1) DS: 471,000
2) Wii: 360,000
3) PlayStation 2: 194,000
4) PlayStation Portable: 183,000
5) Xbox 360: 174,000
6) Game Boy Advance: 84,000
7) PlayStation 3: 82,000
8) GameCube: 13,000

APRIL 2007 US SOFTWARE SALES (All numbers approximate)
1) Pokemon Diamond (DS - Nintendo) 1.045 million
2) Pokemon Pearl (DS - Nintendo) 712,000
3) Super Paper Mario (Wii - Nintendo) 352,000
4) Wii Play (with Wii Remote - Wii) 249,000
5) Guitar Hero II (with Guitar - Xbox 360 - Activision) 197,000
6) Guitar Hero II (with Guitar - PS2 - Activision) 142,000
7) Spider-Man 3 (360 - Activision) 117,000
8) Spider-Man 3 (PS2 - Activision) 105,000
9) God of War II (PS2 - SCEA) 101,000
10) MLB '07:


105 PSUs tested and compared

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 12:27 PM | Friday, April 27, 2007 | (url: http://translate....)

The mother of all power supply reviews. The text is Google translated from French, but it's still fairly easy to comprehend. The look at fluctuation on the 12V rail, power consumed/wasted, noise produced, and other things, to come up with several recommendations.


NPD - Console Sales for March 2007

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:18 AM | Friday, April 20, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Once again the Nintendo DS takes the lead as North America's best-selling games hardware, this time during March 2007. The popular handheld device helped boost overall sales to an impressive USD 1.1 billion, a definite improvement over last year's USD 818 million.

Here's the hardware sales chart in full:

Nindendo DS: 508,000

PlayStation 2: 280,000 units

Wii: 259,000 units

Xbox 360: 199,000 units

PSP shifted: 148,000 units

Nintendo Game Boy Advance: 148,000 units

PlayStation 3: 130,000 units

Nintendo Gamecube: 22,000 units


The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money: February 2007

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 06:02 PM | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | (url: http://www.tomsha...)

Detailed video card specifications and reviews are great - that is, if you have the time to do the research. But at the end of the day, what a gamer needs is the best video card within a certain budget.

So if you don't have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you don't feel confident enough in your ability to make the right decision, fear not. Read On....



Nvidia to launch $180 DX10 card

Submitted by: shadowman @ 03:47 PM | Friday, February 2, 2007 | (url: http://www.tribal...)

Posted by Psyclone on forums (and not here douchebag).