A report by the PCGaming Alliance, the non-profit body which includes Intel, AMD, Epic and other notable players in the PC gaming industry, reveals that PC gaming is on the rise.
Every year we hear that PC gaming is on the decline and consoles are becoming more dominant than they already are so this new report is a good indication that the PC market is still a very healthy one. The report shows that the PC gaming global market is currently worth $20 billion in the global market which is a sizable chunk.
According to DFC analyst David Cole there are currently 1 billion PC gamers worldwide and that number continues to grow, especially in countries such as China. The fact that quality gaming hardware is also becoming more portable is playing its part in the continual growth.
“We are experiencing a shift in the gaming industry.” Said Erik Noreke, executive director of the PCGA,“The power of the latest portable PC hardware is allowing gamers for the first time to bring the full gaming experience with them on the road. They are no longer confined to their home for game play. The traditional desktop is no longer the gaming platform of choice as we are seeing more and more laptops with powerful GPUs and high end audio systems. PC gaming is going mobile.”
Key contributors to the growth have been some of the most talked about titles in the past twelve months, these include Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, Minecraft and the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria.
No matter what you read, it sounds like PC gaming will continue to grow and continue push the boundaries of gaming technology. As a PC gamer, this is very pleasing news indeed.