PC is UK’s most popular games platform

Think the PC is on the wane as a games platform? Think again.

According to new data released by ELSPA and ISFE this morning, the PC is the most popular ‘console’ in the UK for games, and is used by 33 per cent of players.

That’s according to a new survey of European and UK gamers run by the two bodies.

The two say the PC’s popularity is a sigh of the shift in gamer demographics – away from just core experiences to more accessible fare.

PC hugely outnumbers other platforms – Wii and 360 only account for a PC-topping 36 per cent when combined (their specific stats were not released).

The research added that 55 per cent of gamers play ‘mini-games’ online, either using browser plug-ins or those made with Flash or Shockwave.

"This is an area which will undoubtedly see a huge growth spurt over the next few years," a statement from the two bodies said.

Click here to read more information from the survey stats

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