DFC: PC and console market to hit record $72bn in 2022

DFC: PC and console market to hit record $72bn in 2022

Research firm DFC Intelligence reckons that the PC and console will hit a record $72 billion in 2022.

That's a five per cent increase on last year's figure, which itself was already a record, with subscription services apparently being a driving force.

"A major driver of this growth is not new releases, but increasing usage of subscription services from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and others," the company said.

"The console game business is expected to see a third of software/service revenue going to Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo for their game subscription services, Game Pass, Switch Online, and the newly revamped PlayStation Plus."

DFC also reckons that the PC and console markets will continue to see growth, despite fears about hardware shortages.

"Even as prices rise and the possibility of recession lurks, the core game industry should continue to grow," the outfit said.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.