PC Gaming Revenue Has Now Overtaken Console Gaming

According to an analyst from DFC Intelligence PC gaming is now outperforming consoles in terms of revenue, and it’s all thanks to the humble MOBA.

“On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games,” DFC Intelligence owner David Cole informed PCR.

Essentially, high performing games such as League of Legends and Dota 2 have pushed PC gaming to a new level and, despite the release of new consoles, and a lack of big new releases, the PC market is still managing to outperform consoles.

In the current market, claims Cole, consoles are becoming a prestige item, not a necessity, whereas the PC is increasingly becoming a device that people need. That is one reason for the increase, another is growing market for PC gaming, particularly in Europe.

“Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC,” he explained. “The big difference is that consoles are now the luxury item and PCs are the necessity. Just a few years ago the reverse was true. This means PCs have the broader audience.”

‘PC games have surpassed console games globally’ [PCR]

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