Logitech G, the game peripheral offshoot of Logitech, announced recently the release of their latest racing sim chair, the Playseat Challenge X.
The Playseat Challenge X is the newest in a series of high-end gear to support the segment of the gaming world focused on auto race scenarios.
The big news is that the chair is relatively lightweight, coming in at 26 pounds, and foldable, which is a big asset for many users.
The seat is made of breathable mesh for long racing sessions and adjusts to six different positions.
The racing game market is a worldwide phenomenon with expected revenue expected to be between $4 to $7 billion in 2023 and is one of the fastest growing markets in the game world.
Games such as Gran Turismo and F1 ’23 continue to be hot sellers around the world with teens and young adults.
This demographic is willing and able to purchase upgrades and peripherals to enhance the realism of their game experience.
Logitech G offers many racing peripherals such as steering wheels, pedals, and gear shifts, but the racing chairs offered by the company put all these elements into an integrated unit.
This approach will no doubt get a boost from the crossover movie Gran Turismo released earlier this month which has earned over $100 million in worldwide ticket sales.
The film, starring David Harbour and Orlando Bloom, is the semi-truthful story of Jann Mardenborough, a teen who wins a game racing challenge called the GT Academy and gets his chance to race in the Dubai 24 Hour in a real car.