Asus and MSI account for 50% of gaming laptops sales
According to a report from DigiTimes, Asus and MSI have together manufactured over 50 percent of all gaming laptops sold worldwide in 2015. Both Taiwanese companies have dominated this segment of notebook market, leaving the competition far behind.
The global shipments of gaming laptops in 2015 has been estimated at approximately 3.8 – 4 million units. Asus has reportedly sold around 1.1 million and MSI – 900,000 units, which combined accounts for half of the global shipments this year. The other two million has been shipped by Acer, Lenovo, HP, Razer, Gigabyte, Haier and Dell combined, with the latter boasting approximately 100,000 units of its high-cost Alienware laptops (which is a pretty good result as well).
According to some analysts, competition is going to get fiercer next year, as Lenovo, Haier, Dell and Acer intend to increase their sales numbers in the gaming laptop segment. In order to achieve that, Lenovo has already teamed up with Razer to promote dual-brand products. Global shipments of gaming laptops in 2016 are expected to reach 4.5 – 5 million units.