Sales Figures

November 27, 2011

Understanding The Numbers: PC vs Console Sales Figures

Recent­ly I have seen a great deal of con­fu­sion when it comes to under­stand­ing sales num­bers between Con­soles and PC.   Com­pared to 10 years ago there have been some major changes in the PC gam­ing indus­try, changes I con­sid­er for the bet­ter per­son­al­ly.  The biggest change in the PC gam­ing indus­try is the shift towards dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion.   Dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion began to pick up around 8 years ago in 2003 with the release of Valve Software’s dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion client steam.  This was real­ly the first time you could get major PC releas­es online and be able to access, down­load and pur­chase them entire­ly dig­i­tal­ly.  While it was slow to start the DD indus­try has tak­en off.   Accord­ing to Techcrunch as of 2010 it was esti­mat­ed that over 57 per­cent of PC gam­ing sales are done dig­i­tal­ly and that num­berRead more…

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