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2. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 16, 2013, 14:32 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:46:
The two biggest names that share numbers show very healthy growth in the PC market. Who's Digital River?

A massive CDN & payment processor amongst other things. They host the Origin service for EA as an example. He's talking about new PC shipments worldwide, he's actually pretty bullish about PC gaming:

While global personal computer sales are down, PC gaming is thriving.
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Across the globe, the PC gaming industry is growing strong, especially in emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, and Korea. And there is still a market opportunity for PC gaming in North America and other more mature markets just ask Wargaming, Nexon, Riot, and Valve. We've hit a speed bump in social gaming and I think the gold rush to F2P will naturally subside a bit in 2013 giving way to more blended business models. While there is no question that F2P is here to stay, I don't think it is the only monetization model that works. Make a good game with an easy and reasonable monetization plan and consumers will buy.

 
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