When you first hear about gaming in this modern era, consoles are usually the first taste of gaming action you will encounter. PC is where gaming gets its hardcore playing done, the essence of gaming in a way. This hasn’t stopped many people from quoting, “PC gaming is under threat of death”, which couldn’t be any further from the truth – with the recent Electronic Arts Q1 earnings call showing stronger profit from PC sales than PlayStation 3.
The earnings report showed the Xbox 360 brings in much of cash for Electronic Arts, bringing the publisher $292 million in the past three months. The PlayStation 3 sales weren’t far behind, with $267 million making its way into EA’s wallet. What came as a shock was that PC sales managed to outperform Sony’s console, with the $276 million made, making people notice the platforms “not so dead” status.
With many speculating the downfall of the PC platform, EA CEO John Riccitiello came to its rescue previously, saying the platform is far from dead and is actually the fastest growing platform. He said subscriptions, micro transactions and downloads are the money-making methods talking the gaming industry by storm. It seems he was right, even if everyone thought he was talking a load of nothing at the time.
Does this mean that console giants need to worry? Probably not but it would seem that the PC platform can not be ignored. What do you think about the state of the PC platform? Let us know your thoughts, no matter how harsh, in the comment section below.