2. The PC games market is growing
One clear sign that the PC is more than just a platform for running the latest Microsoft Office is that the PC gaming market is growing. Current PC game revenue is 24 billion (US dollars) according to Ars Technica and is expected to surpass 25 billion in 2016, according to ExtremeTech. Those are some impressive numbers, so it seems quite a few people are having fun playing PC games.
The Chinese PC gaming market in particular is huge, and this may have to do with the fact that consoles were banned in China until January 2014. But the Chinese are mainly gaming online and playing casual games, however. If we look beyond World of Warcraft and Solitaire, can the PC expect any platform specific titles this generation? The last game to really take advantage of PC hardware was Crysis, a title released back in 2007. This is due, in part, to PC piracy. Even though Steam has alleviated this problem somewhat, the PC would need some leading AAA titles aside from Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) if it is to recapture the gaming throne.