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Gaming Monitor Demand Fell in 2022, but Analysts Predict Quick Rebound

Last year, gaming monitor shipments fell for the first time since 2016, according to a study. from trend forceThe analytics firm suggests that last year’s “high inflation” caused 19.8 million gaming monitors to ship, a 13% year-on-year decline. However, the same research shows that he shipped 20.8 million units this year (up 5% year-on-year), suggesting a rebound could be fast. According to TrendForce, VA monitors dominated the gaming monitor market last year, accounting for 51%. It was followed by IPS displays at 43.4% and TV screens at 5%. OLED monitors, which are becoming more and more popular, account for his 0.6% of 2022 shipments.

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Of these monitors, screens with a refresh rate of 165-180 Hz led the market with 51.9%, 120-160 Hz screens with 32.5%, 100 Hz with 3.9%, and 200 Hz or higher with 11.7%.

Analysts believe there are three components to the potential rebound. First, several brands are taking their slowest 75 Hz panels and bumping it up to 100 Hz, showing why budget monitor owners are upgrading. That could mean internet cafes find reasons to buy more displays. It may drive sales of athlete displays.

Gaming monitor sales chart.

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TrendForce predicts that “product diversification” will see OLED monitors grow significantly to 1.6% of the market in 2023, while IPS monitors will become more competitive with VA screens due to falling prices. He also expects 100 Hz monitors to “almost replace” 75 Hz monitors on the low end, while the share of 120-160 Hz monitors will be brought to 165-180 Hz panels.

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