By the end of this year, the global games industry is expected to top $93 billion in revenue according to the Gartner research firm – a new record. It's a truly staggering figure and it dwarfs Hollywood's $10.8 billion in box office revenues and $32 billion from television royalty fees. The firm also predicts growth by $8 billion in 2014 and almost $10 billion to $111 billion in 2015. Predicted sales of mobile games are also expected to jump from $9.3 billion in 2012 to $22 billion in 2015.
Dedicated handheld devices are projected to decline by almost 33 percent over the next two years, and along with it PC games will "play a smaller role in the game market and cease to be important game platforms."
While Gartner is one of the biggest tech researchers around, its claim about PC games seems a bit off. Multiple other sources suggest that PC is the new top dog when it comes to actual market share.
With the growing influence of Steam and Good Old Games, it's hard to imagine consoles growing that much faster than PCs, but only time will tell.
I have read numerous Gartner docs and they are non-actionable crap.
yes there are many many more console gamers compared to pc gamers because consoles are easier (buy console plug console in put game into console and play (more modern consoles you have to install to HDD) and they are cheaper in the short term (in the long run pc gaming is much cheaper than console gaming thanks to pc games just being cheaper things like the humble bundle and of course praise be to gaben - steam sales)