How Microsoft Flight Simulator could spur ‘billions’ in PC hardware sales

Microsoft’s beautiful and punishing Flight Simulator 2020 reboot will spur a staggering $2.6 billion in PC hardware sales, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) estimates.

Flight Simulator formally launched August 17. Previews of Flight Simulator (including PCWorld’s) largely agree it’s one of the most sophisticated flight sims, if not games, to release on the PC.

Jon Peddie Research believes this will cause PC players to buy new CPUs, GPUs, and monitors. Don’t forget the accessories! JPR also expects strong sales in flight sticks, throttles, rudder pedals, and even simulation seats, frames, and VR gear.

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