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."