Raking $91billion the previous year, game industry has entered 2017 with high expectations. Based on data from research firm, Superdata; mobile gaming contributed 45% of the overall revenue while PC gaming and retail gaming contributed 37% and 26% respectively. With upcoming markets like VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) expected to perform positively, gaming industry looks all set continuing its dream run.
Like its previous year, it’s odds-on Mobile gaming ending up the major money spinner. With upcoming smart phones like Samsung S8 offering bigger screen; popular mobile games including puzzles, strategy oriented and live casino games offering real cash on playing online slots are expected to gather huge profits. Aside from mobile gaming, 2017 has lot to offer from other gaming segments too.
Check out our list of top 7 gaming gadgets and accessories essential to gaming lovers & enthusiasts.
ACER Predator Z301CT Monitor
With a curved monitor and built-in eye tracking, Z301CT is a valuable asset for gamers. Their eye tracking feature currently supported by more than 40+ games allows the gaming engine to adjust its graphical content based on user’s view angle. Predator Z301CT offers 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and Nvidia sync providing smooth gaming experience with reduced input lag and screen tearing.
Having sold close to 1 million units (as of Feb 17) from its launch (Oct 2016), Playstation VR is a front runner in VR segment. With a 5.7 inch OLED panel and 1080p resolution, Playstation VR’s headset has a built-in processor box allowing video output to TV and delivers 3D audio effects. The VR camera on the headset tracks 360 degree head movement with the aid of LED’s fitted on its surface.
Razer Blade Pro
Only 0.88 inches thin and weighing 6.76 pounds, Razer Blade Pro is light yet a powerful tool for both gaming and work alike. Packed with i7 Core processor, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 960M graphics and dual storage, Razer Blade Pro delivers high-quality performance for games demanding extensive interactions and high-end graphics. Additionally, Razer Blade Pro also allows to stream games from Xbox One.
Announced as a hybrid device which could be used both as home console as well as a portable one, Nintendo Switch is the first gizmo to cater a wider population of video gamers by uniting conventional and mobile gaming under one platform. With a central unit and a docking station, Switch features Joy-Con wireless controllers with standard buttons and joystick promising grandiose gaming experience.
Inspiron 15 Gaming
With major firms unleashing powerful game-oriented laptops, Dell announced its presence with its most powerful Inspiron model – Inspiron 15 Gaming. Equipped with Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics and 16/32 GB RAM, the notebook is less than 1 inch offering 4K UHD/FHD. Fitted with an onboard subwoofer providing optimal audio quality, Inspiron 15 is all set to offer an amazing experience for gaming enthusiasts.
Xbox One S
A streamlined version of its predecessor – Xbox One, the new One S offers HDR colors using HDR 10, 4K resolution playback and supports Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. With 40% smaller in size, One S provides vertical orientation, provides better gaming performance and rich visuals on account of its enhanced CPU & GPU components and offers up to 2TB of internal storage.
Referred as M.O.J.O, this micro console exclusively caters Android users connecting directly to Google Play Store. The console supports all the android games developed/purchased compatible with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 & higher versions. Equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, the micro console offers HDMI resolution and connects via Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB 3.0.