I’m not what you would call a serious gamers. I like playing my Civilization and every once in awhile firing up a good FPS and go on a blood and guts rampage. I will say that my gaming has increased (shhh don’t tell Duncan) since finding out that Valve’s Steam game story takes PayPal but I still wouldn’t qualify for hardcore gamer status.
However if what Electronic Arts (EA) CEO, Eric Brown, had to say the other day I’m not the only one spending more money and hours on PC games. According to Brown digital game distribution has nearly doubled in revenues year-over-year to $80 million. As well he said that the EA online business is growing by as much as 60 percent year over year.
“In terms of distribution, the way we look at a lot what’s happening in the future is, we’ve got probably a billion PCs out there in the world,” he continued. “Very rapidly the PC is becoming the largest gaming platform in the world, just not in a packaged-good product.”
Take that consoles.