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PC gaming market worth $36 billion in 2016


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I think the important thing to look at here is this:
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The worldwide gaming market was worth a whopping $91 billion this year, according to a new Superdata Research report. Mobile gaming, powered by huge hits like Pokemon Go and Clash Royale, led the way with a total estimated market value of $41 billion, but the PC acquitted itself very well, pulling in just shy of $36 billion over the year, "driven largely by free-to-play online titles and downloadable games."
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91 - 41 - 36 = 14
So home consoles only account for $14 billion?
That means the PC game market was worth over twice that of the console market?

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the PC acquitted itself very well, pulling in just shy of $36 billion over the year, "driven largely by free-to-play online titles and downloadable games."

So home consoles only account for $14 billion?

That means the PC game market was worth over twice that of the console market?

 

I snipped a little of your post for clarity ... and I think the answer to your question is YES.

 

Games with subscription fees like World of Warcraft and League of Legends probably take a big chunk of that.

 

Activision Blizzard does about a billion per quarter, and in addition to Call of Duty on console, they have World of Warcraft on PC and all the King games on mobile.

 

Here's a clip from about this time last year. Those numbers are in millions of dollars.

 

Digital console

1. "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" (Activision, $355)

2. "FIFA 15" (Electronic Arts, $332)

3. "Grand Theft Auto V" (Take-Two Interactive, $322)

4. "Destiny" (Activision, $291)

5. "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" ()

6. "FIFA 16" (Electronic Arts, $212)

7. "Fallout 4" (Bethesda Softworks, $108)

8. "Star Wars Battlefront" (Electronic Arts, $106)

9. "Madden NFL 16" (Electronic Arts, $76)

10. "Madden NFL 15" (Electronic Arts, $73)

Digital PC

1. "League of Legends" (Tencent/Riot Games, $1,628)

2. "Crossfire" (SmileGate, $1,110)

3. "Dungeon Fighter Online" (Neople, $1,052)

4. "World of Warcraft" (Activision, $814)

5. "World of Tanks" (Wargaming.net, $446)

6. "Lineage I" (NCSOFT Corporation, $339)

7. "Maplestory" (Nexon, $253)

8. "DOTA 2" (Valve Corporation, $238)

9. "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" (Valve Corporation, $221)

10. "Grand Theft Auto V" (Take-Two Interactive, $205)

Mobile

1. "Clash of Clans" (Supercell, $1,345)

2. "Game of War: Fire Age" (Machine Zone, $799)

3. "Puzzle & Dragons" (Gungho Online Ent. Inc, $729)

4. "Candy Crush Saga" (King Digital, $682)

5. "MonsterStrike" (Mixi, $674)

6. "Candy Crush Soda Saga" (King Digital, $518)

7. "Fantasy Westward Journey" (NetEase, $451)

8. "Colopl Rune Story" (COLOPL NI Inc, $356)

9. "Disney Tsum Tsum" (LINE Corp, $326)

10. "Boom Beach" (Supercell, $297)

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