Global PC games market revenue overtakes consoles [source]

#1 Posted by Omnisystem (613 posts) -

So yeah...PC gaming is definitely dead...or will be soon!

PC gamers just pirate everything right? What do you consolites think?

Source

#2 Edited by lostrib (36959 posts) -

old news. no one cares

#3 Edited by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

We already know . It is a week old news . Great news though .

#4 Posted by osirisx3 (1779 posts) -

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

#5 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9477 posts) -

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

#6 Edited by lostrib (36959 posts) -

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

proof?

#7 Posted by Vaasman (11423 posts) -

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

Compared to any individual platform, it has been for a while. Now it's bigger than all the other platforms combined.

#8 Posted by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

#9 Posted by Console_Caesar (46 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

So you're pitching FREE games against full price $60 games? And lol, Diablo 3 is also on consoles, that's why it sold 15 Million copies.

#10 Edited by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

@console_caesar said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

So you're pitching FREE games against full price $60 games? And lol, Diablo 3 is also on consoles, that's why it sold 15 Million copies.

Diablo 3 on consoles didn't sell more than 1.5 million copies . Before the release of console versions PC version had already sold over 12 million , new expansion now have 3+ million users .

What's with your user name .? Are you 12 years old .?

#11 Posted by Mr-Powers (328 posts) -

Old and already debunked. I'm guessing OP already knew that though and just posted it again to pep up the Peasant Class gamers after all the bad news they've been getting.

Unless, he really is as dumb as he looks by posting old, discredited analysis by one unknown guy. If that's the case, you're forgiven. We do have to give the beggars a little slack after all.

#12 Edited by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

@mr-powers said:

Old and already debunked. I'm guessing OP already knew that though and just posted it again to pep up the Peasant Class gamers after all the bad news they've been getting.

Unless, he really is as dumb as he looks by posting old, discredited analysis by one unknown guy. If that's the case, you're forgiven. We do have to give the beggars a little slack after all.

Debunked by who exactly .?

#13 Posted by cfisher2833 (1691 posts) -

When you think about it, it's really consoles that are doing poorly. Sure, the PS4 is doing very well, but even there, Sony hasn't been able to ship enough units; it'll take another two or three years before a significant enough user base has been built up to warrant the risks associated with development. The PS4 is also the anomaly. Everywhere else, the consoles are struggling. The WiiU was a flop. The XB1 is rapidly becoming a flop. The Vita is a major flop. The 3DS--while doing good--isn't performing anywhere near the same level that the DS did. The console market really is in trouble.

#14 Edited by KittenNose (504 posts) -

@cfisher2833: Dude, I am a hermit, but seriously PS and Xbox are making money hand over fist.

When did the Square-Enix definition of flop become standard?

#15 Posted by wis3boi (31376 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

@console_caesar said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

So you're pitching FREE games against full price $60 games? And lol, Diablo 3 is also on consoles, that's why it sold 15 Million copies.

Diablo 3 on consoles didn't sell more than 1.5 million copies . Before the release of console versions PC version had already sold over 12 million , new expansion now have 3+ million users .

What's with your user name .? Are you 12 years old .?

Since you appear new to GS, it's call a troll account after getting banned....a la 75% of this site

#16 Edited by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

@wis3boi: I know , he is Xboxdone74 . Still , it is childish to make an alt account and name it this stupid . Even a worst troll can do better .

#17 Edited by MBirdy88 (8223 posts) -

@console_caesar said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

So you're pitching FREE games against full price $60 games? And lol, Diablo 3 is also on consoles, that's why it sold 15 Million copies.

reported for ban dodging.

those free games are generating more money than those horrible $60 games.... funny that isnt it? those free games are played by 500k people at peak aswell.

How many people play uncharted online? LOL ABOUT 10k.

#18 Posted by lostrib (36959 posts) -

@console_caesar said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@osirisx3 said:

wait i thought hermits said pc gaming was always biggest

PC gaming was bigger than each console . Now it is bigger than all consoles (5 platforms against one) .

@Nonstop-Madness said:

PC gaming is growing primarily because of F2P games like DOTA2, LOL, Marvel Heroes etc. and at the end of the day, you can't pirate F2P games my friend.

Most of revenue from consoles is generated by COD , FIFA , Madden etc . Yes MOBAs are pretty big right now on PC but games like Civilization 5 , Starcraft etc are still in top 10 most played games' list and those games aren't free . Diablo 3 for example have sold over 15 million copies .

So you're pitching FREE games against full price $60 games? And lol, Diablo 3 is also on consoles, that's why it sold 15 Million copies.

That's actually not true

#19 Edited by uninspiredcup (8616 posts) -

pc gmaing is for adults who read books about philisofy.

#20 Posted by lostrib (36959 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

pc gmaing is for adults who read books about philisofy.

oh lord...

#21 Edited by lundy86_4 (43419 posts) -

Old.

#22 Posted by Suppaman100 (3910 posts) -

The real question: When will PC overtake consoles in GOTY awards?

...lol

#23 Edited by lostrib (36959 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

The real question: When will PC overtake consoles in GOTY awards?

...lol

dude, GOTY awards are given to games not platforms. It's really not that hard to understand

#24 Posted by Omnisystem (613 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Suppaman100 said:

The real question: When will PC overtake consoles in GOTY awards?

...lol

dude, GOTY awards are given to games not platforms. It's really not that hard to understand

Give him a break man. Remember these are the same people who find setting up a PC way too difficult if not impossible. This kind of thought process, or a lack thereof, should be expected.

#25 Edited by cfisher2833 (1691 posts) -

@kittennose said:

@cfisher2833: Dude, I am a hermit, but seriously PS and Xbox are making money hand over fist.

When did the Square-Enix definition of flop become standard?

Like I said, the PS4 is doing very well. There's no doubt about that. The XB1 is performing far poorer. Estimates say it's sold less than four million, as compared to Sony's 7 million PS4s sold (source). Microsoft has also been quite dodgy about specific numbers sold; instead they've emphasized the amount of XB1s shipped, but a quick glance at any store will show you that's they're hardly flying off the shelves ala the PS4. This gap will only grow. Console gamers flock to the console their friends go to, and more and more that's becoming Sony's platform.

The console market as a whole is contracting enormously. Compared to the last gen, where 360s, PS3s, and Wiis were all selling like crazy, this gen is significantly behind, with only Sony's console performing similarly to the last gen consoles.

#26 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3197 posts) -

So if PC has the highest market revenue and Mobile is growing quickly doesn't that mean console gaming is what's dying?

#27 Posted by farrell2k (6090 posts) -

Not surprising. My $400 rig offers a better gaming experience than either console. Makes perfect sense.

#28 Posted by cainetao11 (17550 posts) -

PC sure has been getting my money via steam

#29 Edited by Behardy24 (4192 posts) -

Not surprised. PC is the platform that has most games at all times.

#30 Edited by Jankarcop (9515 posts) -

@mr-powers said:

Old and already debunked.