PC Games Sales Expected to Exceed Console Game Sales in 2014


According to a research group DFC Intelligence, the PC gaming market is exploding past the console market. In 2013 alone PC gamers spent 3 billion dollars more on games than they did in the previous year and even with new consoles on the market, the PC gaming industry is expected to exceed console game sales in 2014.

The recent increase in PC gaming is spurred on in part by larger demand for PC games in counties such as China, but digital platforms such as Steam are a huge factor as well and DFC believes it will continue to fuel growth over the next three years, whereas console game sales are expected to dip slightly.

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DFC analyst Jeremy Miller said that “core gamers seem to be willing to spend more money than ever.” While Asia remains a big contributor to the market, interestingly DFC found that core PC gameplay in the West increased in 2013 versus 2012, and the firm expects 2014 to be strong as well.

Another reason cited by the group for the increase in demand are free-to-play games such as World of Tanks and League of Legends are all in high demand. Nvidia is a huge force behind this because the company sponsors events for World of Tanks across the globe, making free to play games a huge factor in making the PC the top gaming platform.