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Anyone looking to upgrade their gaming set-up or find the perfect Christmas gift for a gaming fan will benefit from a little inspiration. To highlight all the most popular gaming accessories of the moment, Currys has released new data looking at the best-sellers, the most searched-for gadgets, and the gaming accessories used by the world’s top streamers. 

 

The top gaming streamers and their gadgets 

  • The top 10 streamers are all PC gamers, with PewDiePie, Ninja and Markiplier topping the list for having the most followers 
  • The top gaming mouse used by streamers is the Logitech G Pro Wireless, used by tommyinnit, jacksepticeye, ibai and bugha 

With millions of followers to their names, the top gaming streamers know a thing or two about gaming tech – so, they’re a good place to look for inspiration about what to add to your gaming setup. The top gaming keyboards used by streamers are the Logitech G Pro mechanical keyboard (used by shroud and ibai), the SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL mechanical keyboard (used by bugha and Mongraal) and the Corsair RapidFire K70 Low Profile MK.2 mechanical keyboard (used by Ninja and DanTDM). 

The top 10 streamers 
Rank  Top streamers  Monthly search volume  Total social followers 
1  PewDiePie  1.2m  133m 
2  Ninja  1.4m  54.5m 
3  Markiplier  535.6k  41.4m 
4  VEGETTA777  279k  39.4m 
5  AuronPlay  471.9k  39m 
6  jacksepticeye  406.1k  37.6m 
7  DanTDM  385.8k  30.4m 
8  Mikecrack  694.1k  29.2m 
9  Willyrex  256k  27.8m 
10  Tfue  202k  27.5m 

 

 

The most searched-for gaming accessories 

  • The most searched-for types of gaming accessories are VR headsets, gaming keyboards and gaming headsets 
  • The most searched-for brand-specific gaming accessories are Razer headsets, Playseat gaming chairs and SteelSeries headsets 

Trends in searches for certain products can reflect purchase habits, what’s being spoken about the most, and rises and falls in the popularity of certain gadgets. It appears that VR (virtual reality) has captured the public’s attention over the past year – topping the list of most searched-for types of accessories and making it into the top 10 of product-specific searches. It’s gaming headsets and gaming chairs that crop up the most across both categories, however. 

Top 10 most searched-for types of gaming accessories and branded accessories 
Type of accessory  Monthly searches  Product specific accessory  Monthly searches 
VR headsets  476,900  Razer headsets  128,000 
Gaming keyboards  387,000  Playseat gaming chairs  117,500 
Gaming headsets  385,200  SteelSeries headsets  86,300 
Gaming chairs  301,000  LOGITECH gaming mouse  66,700 
Gaming controllers  95,400  Corsair headsets  61,800 
Gaming mice  15,200  X Rocker gaming chairs  53,100 
VR accessories  3,300  LOGITECH gaming keyboard  43,100 
Headset amplifiers  1,700  Thunder X3 gaming chairs  42,300 
Gaming chair accessories  1,100  Noble gaming chairs  25,000 
Gaming streaming equipment  340  Oculus VR headsets  20,900 

 

 

The best-selling gaming accessories 

  • Wired headsets and mice are more popular than wireless models, in terms of sales last year 
  • Based on Currys sales figures, PC gaming accessories are higher in demand than console gaming gadgets  

With wired gaming headsets and mice topping the list of the best-selling gaming accessories of 2020, it’s apparent that the wired editions are more popular than wireless devices. This is likely because gamers feel the USB provides a more stable and responsive connection. On the other hand, wireless models can offer more freedom of movement without tangled wires in the way. PC gaming gadgets are also in higher demand than console accessories, potentially due to the more customisable nature of a PC gaming setup.  

 

Top 10 best-selling gaming accessories 
Type of accessory  Total orders in 2020 
Wired Gaming Headsets  57,848 
Wired Gaming Mice  37,333 
PC Gaming Chairs  22,655 
Gaming Keyboards  21,083 
Mechanical Gaming Keyboards  19,103 
Wireless Gaming Headsets  17,907 
Gaming Wheels  13,583 
Console Headsets  12,435 
Wireless Gaming Mice  8,833 
Xbox Console Headsets  7,800