This is the report it was based offhttp://pcgamingalliance.org/assets/uploads/press/Rel001_Horizon_2011_Report_01MAR2012_FINAL_gf1.pdf
A lot of the growth was in china which is an fast expanding market, and in free to play gaming models, it list growth from companies like Zynga and Nexon which they value at 7 billion each. It looks to me to be another mostly bias marketing group, reports like these you should take with a gran of salt. Its not saying any thing new any way we all know that the majority of people that play games are the ultra casual that get hooked on stupid facebook games hell it even talks about cellphone gaming helping drive the growth in pc gaming.
Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
Exactly. Saying a console is better than a PC for gaming is like saying a microwave is better than a stove for cooking.
The report says nothing at all about console gaming and as some one that has used both pc and consoles to game the are for different end users and real should not be compared. Consoles may lack the power of pc but for easy of use, plug and play, and pick up and play they real are no match. I know many people that pc gaming is just to complex for them to dealing with, drivers and problem solving is not something they could do on there own, and this is the same way with most mainstream users. In the end for most users consoles are a better choices if they wont to play high end games, but it is not about what is the better gaming system it about whats the better system for you. I personal enjoy a combination of both I love rts and rpgs and pc are so much better to play on for those game types, but I also love to race and play fps and I find the console to do real well in this game types manly that were all my friend at, but in the end its all up to the end user what is the better path to take.