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PC games sales slump 38%
In October, year-on-year
According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, 2009 was a horrible year for the gaming industry, as October sales plummeted 38 percent year-on-year.
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.