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PC Gaming is the Fastest growing Platform

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said in a recent interview that the PC is the platform with the fastest-growing software revenues in all of gaming.


"Just five years ago, people said that the PC game business was in a radical state of decline because NPD said it was down 10%, 20%, 30% year in and year out," Riccitiello told CNBC. "The fastest growing platform for video games today is the PC, but it's growing through subscription, through microtransactions, through downloads."

That the ever-changing PC platform looks better than the stagnant end of a console generation should come as no surprise, but Riccitiello is also quick to point out that digital sales overall -- a category in which the PC has a clear advantage, and which are not tracked by industry analysis firm NPD -- are experiencing massive growth. EA is seeing 40 percent more sales year-over-year in its digital business, to the tune of $1.2 billion in purely digital sales in its last fiscal year.

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