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2020 was a mammoth year for PC gaming in the United States. The NPD Group on Tuesday released a report that said total spending on PC gaming hardware and accessories in the US reached $4.5 billion in 2020, which is up 62% compared to 2019 and twice the amount in 2017.
Every hardware and accessory category that the NPD Group tracks posted double-digital growth. PC headsets, monitors, and keyboards performed the best. NPD said PC gaming accessory revenue jumped by 81% year-over-year, with PC gaming hardware revenue rising by 57%.
As you might have guessed, these dramatic increases were driven in part by COVID-19 and lockdowns that have kept people inside and looking for more games to play.