Microsoft Flight Simulator encourages gamers to buy hardware in the billions

The Microsoft Flight Simulator demands a lot from the PC and it stutters here and there, even if good hardware is installed. A prognosis now predicts that hardware will cost billions of dollars over the counter in the coming years.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

As early as 1982 Microsoft gave us many wonderful flying hours with the Flight Simulator and thus paved the way for the successful start of this series. With Microsoft Flight Simulator, the latest generation of one of the most popular simulation series has now appeared. Whether with light or wide-body aircraft, you can control your machines through the extremely detailed and realistic world And that day and night and in challenging weather conditions. It goes without saying that the PC has to work hard.

Because of that, will billions of dollars in hardware will be bought especially in the next three yearsAt least that's what market researchers say Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

Microsoft Flight Simulator: Take out your wallet

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) takes care of the tracking of the hardware expenditure of players worldwide. Market researchers have now analyzed the impact on the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 in terms of sales. This includes PC builds, processor upgrades, display upgrades, flight sticks and gas pedals, flight system control units, rudder pedals, simulation components such as seats and frames, and VR sales.

Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One (Hotas System, Xbox One / PC)

Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One (Hotas System, Xbox One / PC)

Based on their analysis, they assume that a lot of new hardware will be sold in the next few years. But it works not only about pure computing power, but also about new monitors, flight sticks and improve the gaming experience.

“Assuming 2.27 million units of Flight Simulator 2020 will be sold in the next three years, JPR estimates that over that period of time, $ 2.6 billion will be spent on hardware with the specific intent of enhancing the gaming experience to improve the title. Much more will be issued over the entire sales cycle of the title, ”said the market researchers.