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PC games generates more revenue than console games globally

Free-to-play games and MOBA titles are the most popular PC game genres.

Published Mon, Apr 28 2014 11:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

According to the latest report by DFC, its now known that the PC games market generates more revenue in comparison with console games counterpart worldwide.

PC games generates more revenue than console games globally | TweakTown.com

DFC Intelligence's David Cole revealed this finding to PCR during an interview. He also added that PC gaming's dominance will still continue. He said,"On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games but the new console systems means consoles should show an increase."

He continued,"Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC. 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."

Out of the PC games genre, multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) and free-to-play games were deemed as the most popular and best compared to others. The report pointed out that games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 will continue to dominate other games by an order of magnitude in terms of more usage compared to other games.

What's also impressive is that high performing games continue to push PC games above revenue growth expectations despite the lack of new AAA releases. It also did not affect the average playtime, but Cole added that there will a growth for this year as well.

NEWS SOURCE:pcr-online.biz

After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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