Recently, gamers, game developers and hardware manufacturers alike seem to be slowly coming to the conclusion that, sadly, the PC gaming industry is dying a slow and painful death. The fact that some of the people running the gaming industry have faith in these baseless conjectures and refuse to actually look at the facts can really make one marvel. The breakthroughs in PC gaming were wonderful last year, and if you actually take the time to see what's really going on, you'll soon realize that the industry will continue to improve in the years ahead.
Most of these rumors seem to have been started by people who compared (or attempted to compare) recent PC gaming revenue with the revenue from the Xbox 360, the Wii, and the PS3. These people, for some reason, simply looked at the retail sales for each, and thought that they proportionately represented the total sales. You would think that professional analysts would be smarter than that, but apparently not.