AOC has been named the world leader in gaming monitors, according to figures from market analysis firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The figures were published in IDC’s Quarterly Gaming Tracker for 2019Q4. In the category of gaming monitors with refresh rates of 100Hz and above, IDC’s figures indicate AOC achieved its market-leading position with cumulative sales of more than 2.6 million units, for a market share of around 18%.
“Gamers are demanding monitors in a range of styles and performance metrics, and AOC’s successful strategy is to meet the needs of both “pro” and leisure gamers, staying ahead of the competition, ensuring aggressive design, unrivaled performance and special features for the most demanding gamers. AOC’s top gaming monitor sub brand, Agon is a perfect example with refresh rates of up to 240Hz, a 0.5ms response time, and anti-tearing adaptive sync technology, including G-Sync from Nvidia and AMD’s FreeSync,” the company said in a statement.
“Providing top performance for these different market segments, the AOC line-up includes the 34-inch CU34G2X, a superwide curved model in a 21:9 aspect ratio, where the user can enjoy a full field of view. In the AOC Agon range, the 32-inch AG323QCXE monitor has a curvature of 1500R, for a fully immersive gaming experience. The brilliance of Nano IPS color can be experienced with AOC’s 27-inch AG273QG, a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) gaming monitor supporting Nvidia G-Sync anti-tearing technology and muscling in with a furiously fast refresh rate of 165Hz and response time of 1ms,” the company continued.
Gaming monitors are now a large and fast-growing market, with lots of potential for further growth, as esports attract a growing band of dedicated enthusiasts. AOC says it has responded by working closely with game developers to provide professional gaming displays and further build the fast-evolving gaming community. “AOC has, for example, sponsored the APAC Cybercafe Tournament for the highly popular PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) game. AOC has also partnered with the world’s most competitive esports teams and organizers, including the IeSF and the G2 Esports club, to develop such superb products as the G2 Series, and to reach out and meet the needs of this unique audience,” the company said.
“This is the real explanation of why AOC is now the world’s most popular gaming monitor brand. AOC has consistently stayed in touch with the market at a grassroots level, putting a lot of effort into meeting the needs of professional gamers with the Hardcore series, as well as those of casual video-game players. AOC has also worked tirelessly with different gaming bodies to fine-tune their world-beating products, garnering in the process many prestigious awards, including the much coveted iF and Red Dot design awards, plus an array of product-review awards from such well known publications,” the company added.
AOC will continue to develop its offering for the gaming-monitor segment. In particular, the G3 and Agon 4 series are upcoming, equipped with a slew of top-end features that include 1000R curvature, UHD resolution and all the brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology.