Whether you’ve purchased a new computer to fulfil your gaming needs or would like to add some fun (and functionality) to an aging PC, perhaps it’s time to invest in a few accessories.
You’re not alone: the demand for computer gaming accessories grew 81% year-over-year, according to market research firm NPD Group, when comparing U.S. sales data between 2019 and 2020. Combined with PC gaming hardware, such as game-centric laptops and desktops, consumers spent $4.5 billion last year – double the total sales from 2017.
“Not only has PC gaming become the dominant gaming platform globally, but making the technical and aesthetic choices for your setup is a fun hobby in and of itself,” says Evan Lahti, editor-in-chief for PC Gamer, a leading publisher of computer game news, reviews, and how-to’s, across its nearly 30-year-old magazine and popular website.
“People like PC gaming because it gives you access to higher fidelity gaming, higher performance gaming, with lots of options for upgrading and customization over time,” he explains.
Peripherals range from controllers, mice and keyboards, to monitors, routers and headsets, to gaming furniture, such as specialty chairs and desks.
The following is a look at a few new and newsworthy accessories to spice up your laptop or desktop gaming setup.
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