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Research: PC game sales to top console games in 2016

PC game sales to top console game sales sometime in 2016?

Published Fri, Jun 26 2015 1:14 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:16 PM CDT

After an extremely busy E3 gaming show earlier this month, there are a lot of things gamers across all platforms can be happy for. It turns out, PC game sales are expected to top video game consoles by the end of 2016 - with console games reaching an estimated $28 billion, while PC games will hit $29 billion, according to the PwC industry researcher.

Research: PC game sales to top console games in 2016 | TweakTown.com

If true, this is a major shift in the gaming market, which was dominated by PCs, transitioned to consoles, and looks to be switching once again. Most popular game titles released today feature a PC version and are available on new-generation consoles - but with resolution and fps restrictions, the PC Master Race fans can enjoy wider customization of their gaming experience.

It's not just a battle between PC and console games anymore, with a growing number of mobile and Web-based games.

"You could have said 10 years ago that there were three major platforms: Console, PC and Web," said Brian Blau, analyst at Gartner, in a statement published by CNET. "Now you have TV streamers, mobile devices - you even have watches today. There's so many more types of devices to play games."

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