If you’ve listened to console fan boys over the last few years, then you may have thought PC gaming was dead.
“Why would I buy a $1500 gaming PC when I can get a console for $500?”
“There’s no Xbox Live on PCs!”
“There are more good games on consoles!”
There’s some merit behind these claims. However, PC gaming is far from dead. In fact, according to new reports, PC gaming might be generating more revenue than console gaming.
That report comes from PCR, a news agency which monitors the PC and tech industries. PCR conducted an interview with DFC Intelligence owner David Cole, who says:
“On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games but the new console systems means consoles should show an increase.”
In other words, PC gaming is currently in the sweet spot. Next-gen consoles are too expensive for most gamers and lack major games. Meanwhile, PC gaming continues to proceed at its normally popular rate.
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Of course, as next-gen consoles drop in price and attract more games, there will eventually be a switch:
“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.”
There are a few reasons why we’ve seen a sudden surge in PC gaming. Those reasons include:
-The wild popularity of MMOs like World of Warcraft (which has been a major fuel for PC gaming since 2005)
-The recent popularity of MOBAs like DotA 2 and League of Legends
-Steam sales and other discounted PC gaming sales events
-The popularity of mods for games like Minecraft and Skyrim
-The relatively low cost of gaming PCs compared to next gen consoles
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There were some dark days of PC gaming when PC sales were dropping around the world and developers were focused on creating games for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Today, trends have shifted back in favor of the PC.
As any member of the glorious PC gaming master race will agree, this is most definitely a good thing.

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