Newzoo: PC games revenue up 3.9% in 2023

Newzoo: PC games revenue up 3.9% in 2023

Revenue from PC games rose by almost four per cent during 2023.

That's according to Newzoo, which says that this sector brought in $40.4 billion, an increase of 3.9 per cent year-on-year. In the US and UK, premium titles dominated the PC space, accounting for 56 per cent of total spend in these regions. Meanwhile, 30 per cent of revenue comes from microtransactions and 12 per cent is DLC.

Between 2018 and 2020, Newzoo says that PC saw a four per cent CAGR rise in players. From 2021 to 2023, this figure stands at 0.9 per cent, while the company predicts that this will rise 1.6 per cent.

Fortnite boasted the highest monthly average users on average on PC, while Roblox came in second place.

Here is the top ten average MAU PC titles in 2023:

1. Fortnite, Epic
2. Roblox, Roblox
3. Minecraft, Microsoft
4. Counter-Strike 2/Global Offensive, Valve
5. The Sims 4, EA
6. Call of Duty, Activision
7. League of Legends, Riot Games
8. Valorant, Riot Games
9. Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar
10. Rocket League, Epic

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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.