Analyst: Globally, PC game revenue now exceeds console game revenue
In a new interview with UK computer industry website PCR, DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole says
that PCs now generate bigger revenues than console games -- as core gamers now focus on the PC, rather than the console, as their primary game device.
"Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC. The big difference is that consoles are now the luxury item and PCs are the necessity. Just a few years ago the reverse was true. This means PCs have the broader audience," Cole told PCR
the dominance of the PC over the console for revenue generation in 2011 -- saying, at the time, that it would happen in 2014. That appears to have come true.
However, Cole does allow that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should see the console segment make a future increase. DFC told GamesIndustry.biz
earlier this year that it expected global PC game revenues to cross $25 billion.