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PC software sees $13.1 billion revenue in '09

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PC gaming? Dead? We spit at you. The PCGA has gathered research showing software sales for the platform were up by 3 percent, bringing in a total revenue to $13.1 billion, in 2009.

However, despite the increase, sales of boxed games are down by 20 percent for last year.

There was growth declines for Europe and the US by 10 to 15 percent, but there was an increase for Asia.

"The most notable trend in recent years has been the movement to digital distribution and payment for subscriptions, and the growing popularity with consumers of online games as a service," says PCGA president Randy Stude.

"In 2009, we saw North America and Europe experience a rapid uptake in purchasing virtual items. This model is what drove growth in Asia, and we think it is just starting to come to Western markets."

There you have it. Go eat humble pie, PC haters.

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