A new report from the PC Gaming Alliance, shows a 20% rise in PC gaming revenues from 2009 to 2010 – equating to $16.2billion. Further, the ‘Horizon’ report states that no decline was observed in any territory.
The UK, US, Japan, Germany and Korea saw combined growth of 19% (amounting to $7.3billion) while China managed to pull in $4.8billion worth of sales by itself.
“The spotlight has definitely shifted back to the PC game market, [thanks to] innovative business models making games more accessible with digital distribution,” said PC Gaming Alliance head-honcho Matt Ployar.
“Large game publishers are looking at digital revenue on the PC game platform as one of their key areas of growth and it is clear that the performance of the PC game market in 2010 is resulting in substantial investment money flowing into the PC game business.”
With two Blizzard titles released in 2010 (StarCraft II and World of Warcraft’s ‘Cataclysm’ expansion) a good year was almost inevitable. With no Blizzard releases as yet confirmed for 2011 it’ll be interesting what those numbers look like come this time next year.
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