Submitted by ssj2gohan83 800d ago | news

EA financials show growing PC game revenue

Cyril Kowaliski: It's no secret that the PC industry is in dire straits these days. Quarter after quarter, shipments of PCs either stay flat or go down. Even Apple, which has traditionally outgrown the rest of the industry, is seeing Mac shipments decline. Some analysts now believe that PC shipments may have reached their all-time peak two years ago. (EA, Industry, PC)

papashango  +   800d ago
"EA's numbers include a breakdown of revenue per gaming platform, and they show that the company's net revenue from PC gaming actually rose by 8% compared to the same quarter last year. Not only that, but at $298 million, EA's PC revenue was higher than its Xbox 360 revenue ($256 million) or its PlayStation 3 revenue ($238 million)."

The more you know.
shivvy24  +   800d ago
wow im surprised more profit came from PC !
starchild  +   800d ago
This is for all the ignorant people who think that PC gaming isn't as big as console gaming.

Last year (2012) PC game sales generated $20 billion dollars in revenue, which is far more than any single console.
brish  +   800d ago
It isn't as big as the console market.

From EA's financial report:
- total console = 569m
- PC = 276m

MidnytRain  +   799d ago

I don't think they're looking at Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo as the same market.
darx  +   800d ago
I made the switch, don't know if I'll be going back to consoles.
GameOn  +   800d ago
I dont think I will either. Now I've paid the initial entry fee its super cheap to buy games.
the_hitman3000  +   800d ago
Well as a person who games on both PC and PS3. I honestly don't think it's much of a difference unless you are good with mods I don't have luck with them unless it's left for dead and batman. And yes it does look better on pc considering most games are console ports to me you won't see a big difference. But it all depends I'm probley going to use my PC for Titanfall and other Microsoft exclusices but really either way you can't go wrong. Although The Division, Destiny are my main reasons for wanting a console well and some of sonys first party.
starchild  +   800d ago
The Division is coming to PC.

If you don't see a big difference in performance and image quality between PC and console versions of multiplatform games, you need to get your eyes checked.
the_hitman3000  +   800d ago
I see the difference but to me games like assassins creed the difference isn't huge I know it is in other games like witcher 2 and crysis. But I'm only gaming at a 1360x768 resoultion and sadly i have to go to low to medieam settings for most new games excluding tomb raider to run past 30fps on my gtx 560 ti
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   800d ago
Nintendo, lol.
piffyd  +   800d ago
when these articles say things like "It's no secret that the PC industry is in dire straits these days. Quarter after quarter, shipments of PCs either stay flat or go down." It makes me cringe every time

sure, total pc sales all over the world may be down, grannies and soccer moms have no need for a dedicated pc, their phones tablets are fine for facebook and email

but steam subscribers keep going up
NVidia and amd and intel profits keep going up
green man gaming
gamers gate
gamestop online
and many many more pc delivery services are more successful than ever before

there are more hardcore pc gamers now than there ever were

its consoles that are losing market share, and next gen is gonna be really rough for ps4 and xbox1, there is absolutely ZERO chance they will sell anywhere close to what they did last gen

PC gaming is the future, and the future looks awesome!!
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Eldyraen  +   800d ago
Sad truth is almost only way Gamestop gets my money nowadays is through their PC app ;)

Even then it doesn't happen often but sometimes something comes up I can't pass up on. Was a sad day Impulse sold it though.
aquamala  +   800d ago
Interesting to see console revenue shows big up and downs, as console games make their money on the first few weeks of release, while pc is more consistent and linear, and some quarters like the last one PC has the most revenue!
Einhert  +   800d ago
apparently PC gaming is dead? and we have no games?

well fancy that
Saryk  +   800d ago
Well I have been wrong all these years!
Red_Devilz  +   799d ago
What does EA gives PC gamers in return? Sim F*king City

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