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PC Gaming Alliance reports increased revenue worldwide

Tuesday, 1st March 2011 05:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ahead of the full release to members next week, the PC Gaming Alliance has published an extract from its Horizons Report at GDC, and things are looking up for fans of the Original Platform.

According to the report, 2010 saw the PC gaming market grow to $16.2 billion, a 20 percent increase on 2009.

While China took top honours as the fastest-growing territory, none failed to demonstrate increased worth.

China’s market alone is worth $4.8 billion, while those of Korea, Japan, Germany, the US and the UK combined value $7.3 billion.

Digital distribution and alternate payment models such as micro-transactions were named as happy culprits for the up turn.

The report predicts the PC gaming market will grow to $23 billion by 2014, and will continue to be driven by digital distribution.

Several companies were flagged as adopting significant global strategies, including Disney’s acquisition of Playdom, Warner’s of Turbine, Tencent of Riot, and the conquering Zynga.

Thanks, IGN.

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  1. Schindet Nemo

    In b4 “PC gaming is dead!” troll attempt.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    The PC market is far from dead. Just idiots and tossers in the industry trying to paint that impression. Bottom line is that the PC is a pain in the arse for developers and publishers to make games on because they simply dont want to supply the tech support required and the extra testing required because of the different graphic set ups.

    It’s no mistake that one of the worlds biggest publishing/developer power houses, Blizzard, has built its foundations on PC gaming, despite selling, in my view, extremely polished turds.

    I’ve just got an xbox through my mobile phone contract and I simply dont know what to do with it apart from sell it, as I love my PC too much

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Schindet Nemo

    @2

    I know that. The PC market is alive and well especially here in continental Europe.
    I too love my PC, the majority of my friends are PC exclusive gamers and over here game magazines that focus on PC gaming sell 10 times better than those who focus on console gaming.
    It’s just that on every article like this one on every english speaking game site at least one troll shows up bashing PCs from an extremly American point of view

    #3 3 years ago