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Analyst: Globally, PC game revenue now exceeds console game revenue

DFC Intelligence's David Cole says that PC games are now the "necessity" for core gamers, rather than console platforms -- and the numbers indicate that.
In a new interview with UK computer industry website PCR, DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole says that PCs now generate bigger revenues than console games -- as core gamers now focus on the PC, rather than the console, as their primary game device. "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," Cole told PCR. DFC predicted the dominance of the PC over the console for revenue generation in 2011 -- saying, at the time, that it would happen in 2014. That appears to have come true. However, Cole does allow that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should see the console segment make a future increase. DFC told GamesIndustry.biz earlier this year that it expected global PC game revenues to cross $25 billion.

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