If anything good can be drawn from the fateful year 2020, it was the rise of the gaming community . Even though it has established itself as one of the most important markets in the world for several years, it has rarely been as competitive as in recent months . A reason that can attract large industries dedicated to technology such as Huawei.
Although we know it more for its mobile devices. It seems that one of China’s most important industries has set its sights on the gaming community and HDGamers will tell you everything you need to know.
What is Huawei’s interest?
Beyond everything we discussed above, the video game market is one of the most profitable today. Not only for having the capacity to move more than 120 billion dollars each year.
Also for representing one of the industries with the greatest power of social penetration that exists in the world. It is enough to consider the fact that on the planet, according to figures provided by census.gov , there are around 7.7 billion inhabitants.
Of this number, thanks to the study carried out by DFC Intelligence , there are at least 3.1 billion consumers of video games in the world . Yes, as you read correctly, the gaming community is almost as large as half the population on the entire planet.
So, in a nutshell, we can say that an industry like video games, which can reach almost 40% of the world’s population, is more than attractive for companies like Huawei. So it is not unreasonable to understand their interest in venturing into this market.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is the first try
It should be noted that this perspective is not recent. In fact, it has been around for some time. To be able to realize this, just look at the last generation of laptops that Huawei released in mid-2019.
Yes, we are talking about the Huawei MateBook X Pro that entered the market with the idea of competing with giants of the computer industry. More when the 2020 version of this imposing laptop came out, which, curiously, shares characteristics with any medium and high-gamma gamer pc .
We are not only talking about its 8 to 16 GB of RAM or 1 TB of hard disk . We mean that it has 8th generation Intel Core I7 processors or an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 . Without a doubt, a true monster that can compete on equal terms with any computer for video games.
Will it be able to compete?
Now that Huawei has paved the way to take its first steps in the competitive gaming market , we can ask ourselves what’s next?
Here we can think that it should end up establishing itself in the world of gaming computers with the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 . But, considering the problems it has with North American companies and the difficulty that this presents to it to acquire some components. Not forgetting the fact that it is impossible to distribute its products on US soil. It makes us think that there is something more.
As it began to be disclosed on the social network weibo.com , everything seems to indicate that Huawei’s eyes are on the big leagues. Yes, they want to compete directly with PlayStation 5 and Xbox X Series with their own console.
The Huawei console Fact or fiction?
It should be noted that the idea of Huawei launching a console on the market seems somewhat visionary. More when we consider that the gaming industry is governed by the canons dictated by its three kings.
We are talking about PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo who are the ones that set the standard for video games in the world; However, Huawei already has a few years entering the world from the shadows.
So the launch of your own console may be a matter of time. It is important to remember that this is just a rumor but, considering these movements with mobile phones and laptops with gaming capabilities, it no longer sounds so crazy to think that this is one of their most important plans for the next decade.
A really ambitious and extremely dangerous project. Without going any further, you just have to see the example of Google Stadia that is closer to disappearing than to compete against the two most important industries in the world of video games. So only time will tell us if Huawei is ready for a challenge that clearly seems quite uneven.