Next-gen consoles finally have a competitor to be fearful of – the PC.
UK trade body UKIE has revealed to MCV the latest data from its digital charts project, which shows that the market share for PC games (boxed and digital) has risen five per cent for the first half of 2013, closing the gap on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The full report, which you can read right here, shows that PC games accounted for 22 per cent of all software sold during the first half of the year. PS3, in comparison, accounted for 25 per cent.
These statistics do not factor in sales of smartphone and tablet games, where localised data remains out of reach. For now.
The UK download chart for Q2 2013 hasalso been released, which reveals that SimCity was the No.1 game of the three month period, followed by BioShock Infinite in second place. EA was the No.1 publisher in terms of combined boxed and download sales, followed by 2K Games and Sega.
Simulation games are by far the most popular genre on PC during Q2, accounting for 23 per cent of all PC game sold.