But that doesn't even begin to compare to the astronomical amount spent by mobile gamers.
By Tim Colwill on February 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm
NPD Group Australia, the group responsible for most of the market research around gaming, have revealed that PC gamers are spending more and more money on Steam than ever.
Digital game downloads in Australia were valued at $899 million in 2013, although $452 million of that — over half — was spent by mobile gamers, both on initial purchases (30%) and in-app microtransactions (70%). That full figure also includes console spend and subscription games.
The NPD Group revealed that a full half of PC digital downloads were through Steam, a fact attributed to “gaming events, deals and special offers”.
Spend on digital game downloads is expected to double in 2014. Retail sales through traditional brick-and-mortar outlets remained steady from last year with no significant change.
Source: Press Release