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.