global pc gamer market

PC gaming hardware market worth more than $21.5 billion globally, new report says

Andy Chalk at

The overall demand for PC hardware may be in decline but the market for gaming specific hardware is actually doing quite well, according to a new Jon Peddie Research report (via MCV). The firm pegged the total worldwide market value of PC gaming hardware at more than $21.5 billion, and predicted that it will grow significantly over the next three years.

League of Legends, Dota 2 help PC gaming overtake consoles globally, says analyst

Patrick Carlson at

The global market for PC games has "surpassed console games," according to a recent interview with industry analyst David Cole at PCR. Cole, who produces games industry reports through his firm DFC Intelligence, says two factors are at play in the worldwide growth in PC gaming revenue—the ubiquity of the PC platform and the extreme popularity of online games such as League of Legends and Dota 2.

Report: Global PC games market bigger, free-to-play still profitable

Ian Birnbaum at

The global PC games market is healthier than it’s ever been, according to a new report from DFC Intelligence, as reported by GamesIndustry International. PC gamers are “willing to spend more money than ever,” and new free-to-play titles are bringing in new gamers by the truckload.