The world is really starting to realize what most gamers have discovered years ago, the gaming industry is one of the most robust out there and it is booming and expanding tremendously.Well, even staid old companies like Dell are also starting to believe this fact. Dell Chairman Michael Dell recently said that he sees computer gaming will become a huge industry – along the lines of $4 billion per year – by 2010. This as consumers continue to sign up for faster high speed internet services that is an advantage when gaming online.
Dell announced during the Austin Game Conference that the company is going to position itself to become a leader in computer gaming.
Dell was quoted as saying that “things like multi-core processors, acceleration engines for physics and graphics, wide-screen displays, web cams: there are a lot of great things happening on the hardware side that can really make the gaming experience quite exciting.”
This retooling of the company’s vision is significant considering that there are indeed a growing demand for PCs that can play the most demanding graphics intensive games. The decision is not a big surprise though since Dell acquired Alienware – the Miami, Florida based maker of gaming systems – at the early part of this year. Alienware enjoyed a $200 million revenue in 2005. Dell, on the other hand earned $55.9 billion in revenue last year, at par with projections for the world’s leading personal computer manufacturer.
Dell Inc., the world’s leading personal computer maker with $55.9 billion in revenue last year, acquired Alienware, a Miami-based maker of gaming systems, earlier this year. Alienware had $200 million in revenue in 2005.
Dell, who is an acknowledged gamer himself, went to the conference to try to find out what game architects and designers want to see in computer hardware in the future.