What you need to know
- New research says Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 could be quite the cash cow for hardware vendors.
- It is predicted the game could generate $2.6B in hardware sales over three years.
- It includes purchases of everything from new PCs to joysticks and even VR equipment.
A new report says that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 could generate $2.6 billion in hardware sales over the next three years.
JPR has analyzed the sales impact of MSFS, and the prediction is based on the sales of everything from PC builds, component upgrades, new displays, and more specific flight simulation peripherals like flight sticks, throttles, rudders and more.
It's no secret that the best experience for any flight simulator involves more specialized equipment than a mouse and keyboard. If you're interested, we've even rounded up the best joysticks for Microsoft Flight Simulator and the best yokes for Microsoft Flight Simulator to get you started.
Senior Analyst Ted Pollak noted:
Between the hardware needed to run the game properly, and the best accessories needed to truly enjoy the game, it sounds like MSFS 2020 could provide a huge boost the PC gaming economy.
The Legend Returns
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has taken to the skies, promising a cloud-powered globe, with authenticity on an unmatched scale. It's out now exclusively on Windows PCs, offered in three flavors.
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