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PC Gaming Revenue Grew to $18.6 Billion in 2011

Posted Mar 06, 2012 by Amana MMORPG

PC Gaming Revenue Grew to $18.6 Billion in 2011


I'm sure you've heard that PC gaming is dead or dying, but a new report out today from the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a non-profit industry organization that is dedicated to driving PC gaming growth, released its third annual "Horizons" market report.

Among the findings:

  • The PC gaming market reached a record $18.6 billion globally in 2011, marking a 15% increase over the 2010 numbers.
  • No region that the report tracked showed a decline in overall PC game revenue last year.
  • China continues to dominate in the growth rate, growing its market 27% over the previous year, but Korea, The US, Japan, the UK, and Germany all showed growth of 11% in combined revenue.
  • Much of the growth came in the free to play space, with several F2P games and companies like Zynga, Riot, and Nexon having huge years in 2011.

More at the PCGA website.

Amana MMORPG / Christina Gonzalez / Christina is a freelancer and contributor to, where she writes the community-focused Social Hub column. You will also find her at RTSGuru as the site's Associate Editor and news writer. Follow her on Twitter: @c_gonzalez

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