BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:49:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:55:Console makers win out because they can compete in bulk. PC Gaming dies, at least for modern graphically demanding titles.
\what's the fallout?
No...not ever going to happen...this has been relentlessly predicted (falsely) for the last 20 years...;) Today, the PC market is huge--far, far larger than it has ever been. Aside from the fact that there is also a big shortage of consoles atm, the current console tech is 100% derived from x86 computer platforms (AMD x86.) R&D is always on the discrete GPU/CPU/APU side which trickles down in cheaper versions to the console markets over time.
The supply problems now are artificial but certainly also related to the huge sell out in 2020. PC peripheral demand in 2020 was some 64% above demand in 2019--and that's a lot of the reason for the shortages now. These companies simply weren't prepared for such a huge jump in demand and simply hadn't planned for it. Let's hope they get a better handle on things quickly. But it's difficult to know what effect the Chinese government (not Taiwan) is exerting to complicate matters.
It is well known that I don't make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in something I have written, you can be confident in the fact that *I* did not write it.