Saturday December 24, 2016

PC Generated 442% More Revenue Than Consoles In 2016

According to SuperData Research, PC gaming earned $35.8 billion this year in comparison to consoles, which "only" made $6.6 billion. The biggest winner is mobile, however, which generated nearly $40 billion in revenue.

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We now know just how well the PC gaming did this year, generating a massive $35.8 billion in 2016 - which according to SuperData's analysis of the interactive entertainment world, was "driven largely by free-to-play online titles and downloadable games". SuperData noted that games like League of Legends and even my favorite, Overwatch, "drive enthusiasm". They also noted that PC gamers recognized a "big improvement with the release of a new generation of graphics cards, offering a 40% increase in graphics power and a 20% reduction of power consumption" - thanks to AMD's release of the Radeon RX 400 series, and NVIDIA's popular GeForce GTX 10 series of graphics cards.