PC Gaming Is So Dead That 63% Of American Gamers Game on PC, Beating Smartphones and Handhelds

on July 14, 2013 3:31 PM

The Entertainment Software Association released a study indicating between other data what platforms are used to game in American households that own a dedicated gaming Console, PC, smartphone, handheld system or wireless device.

The study brings some quite surprising results. While consoles get the lion’s share with 68%, PCs most definitely aren’t far behind, with 63% of the polled households. Smartphones are beaten by quite a large margin with 43%, and gaming handhelds appear “only” in the 37% of households.


That’s most definitely an impressive showing for PC gaming, that inches just behind consoles and beats everything else by a landslide.

In the end, considering that the start of the Steam summer sale can crash its powerful servers into submissions, the result of this study is not so surprising. PC gaming is alive and well, and will probably continue to thrive for a long while.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.