to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, 2009 was a
horrible year for the gaming industry, as October sales plummeted 38
PC retail sales in October went down to $27 million, but as always
there is a catch. It appears Pachter's numbers did not include e-tail
sales or online distribution sales. In contrast, console games were
down 18 percent, from last year's $698 million to $573 million.
Although analysts expect PC game sales to rebound over the coming
months, it is clear market focus has shifted to consoles. Sadly, PC
gamers can look forward to more console ports and new, shiny DirectX 11
GPUs probably won't make much in quite a few of them.