It was only a matter of time before PC gaming chipped away at console revenue and now it’s apparently happened.
DFC Intelligent analyst David Cole was the man to break the news in comments to PCR:
“On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games but the new console systems means consoles should show an increase.”
“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.”
The DFC points out that MOBAs have played a massive part in the rise of revenue which is no huge surprise when you consider the popularity of League of Legends and DOTA 2, Then there’s also the MMOs and the big sellers like DayZ Standalone, Rust and Blizzard’s Hearthstone.
“The MOBA games League of Legends and Dota 2 dominate everything else by an order of magnitude in terms of more usage than other products,” added Cole. “In the first part of 2014 we saw some signs that may change with the introduction of new titles and some increased play of games outside the MOBA category.
“But MOBA is dominant. Beyond that it is a nice mix of MMO, strategy and first person shooter.”
So it’s all good news which confirms that the PC is definitely not dead. Not that we thought it ever was.