Acer Inc bullish on gaming revenue

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Taipei Times
Date: Jan 19, 2019
By: Ted Chen  /  Staff reporter

PC maker Acer Inc (宏碁) expects to maintain its strong position in Asian markets this year

A model holds the latest model in Acer Inc’s Swift notebook series, the Swift 7, which is 8.98mm thick and weighs 1.1kg, at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

despite rising headwinds, a company executive said yesterday.

Annual growth momentum of the global PC gaming market is not expected to continue at last year’s pace of between 30 and 40 percent, but rather drop to little more than 10 percent this year, Acer Asia-Pacific regional president Andrew Hou (侯知遠) was quoted as saying in a report by the Central News Agency (CNA).

Ongoing shortages of Intel Corp processors and the US-China trade dispute would continue to drag on growth, while the gaming segment would see heightened competition as rival gaming brands offer more complete product lines, Hou said.

Acer, which saw revenue contribution from its global gaming division rise 70 percent year-on-year last year, expects the lucrative segment to grow 50 percent this year, backed by the brand’s growing strength among gamers, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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