This means a $3 billion growth in the PC gaming market compared to last year, when it was worth around $22 billion. Dota 2 and LoL are leading the PC charge. Dirty console peasants beware.
Here are some quotes from research firm DFC Intelligence analyst Jeremy Miller:
Core gamers seem to be willing to spend more money than ever.
The top titles of 2012 continued to do well in 2013 and new titles like Battlefield 4 and Total War: Rome II had solid performances.
According to DFC, the MOBA genre is dominating the PC market, primarily because of League of Legends and Dota 2. MMOGs, however, are on the decline and have been overtaken by FPS games during last year. As for 2014, David Cole from DFC says
One of the big things to watch is the crossover between big console games and their PC release. GTA V releasing for PC will be one to watch if that occurs. Titanfall, Elder Scrolls Online and many other titles are being developed for both console and PC. So I think the biggest item of note is the synergy now between console and PC
Much more details are available on Games Industry. But in general, as you can see from the above quote, they predict some sort of synergy between PC and console releases. Well, let’s hope it’ll be successful, like synergy between camera and phone.