PC game sales surpass consoles

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 29 2014 @ 11:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Market research firm DFC Intelligence claims global sales of PC games have surpassed those of console games:
According to market research firm DFC Intelligence, PC game revenues are now ahead of consoles. The word comes from DFC owner David Cole, who told UK site PCR that "on a global basis PC games have surpassed console games." DFC expected the shift to happen, but not until 2015. Cole went on to say that the latest consoles could boost game sales on that side of the fence, though.

Unfortunately, Cole didn't supply supporting figures to back up his assertion. He did make a couple of other interesting observations, however. Free-to-play and "multiplayer online battle arena" games like League of Legends and Dota 2 "dominate everything else by an order of magnitude in terms of more usage than other products," he said. Also, surprisingly, DFC's "top 20 list for 2013 had no titles released that year." That seems a little weird, though plenty of older games are still popular, especially on a global scale.
Source: The Tech Report

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