NPD: Consumer Spending on PC Games Hit $1.4 Billion in 2005

When The NPD Group last issued research on the PC games sector, it promised that future reports would incorporate digital downloads and online subscriptions in addition to standard retail sales. With this new focus in mind, NPD recently conducted a study during the fourth quarter of calendar 2005. Over 13 weeks they collected data concerning online subscription behavior from nearly 60,000 respondents. What The NPD discovered was that consumer spending on PC Games reached $1.4 billion in 2005, with online subscriptions to PC games and gaming web sites estimated to account for $344 million of that total.

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