PC gamers rejoice! Your platform is taking up a larger portion of Konami’s monetary pie, as seen by their latest financial results. Last year, the PC accounted for a mere 2% of total units sold. Yawn, right? Well, wake up because the market has started to shift. Now the platform has seen a hefty 8% boost, as noted by Overclock3D, pushing it past the Xbox One. That being said, it still sits behind the Xbox 360. Sony’s systems, the PS3 and PS4, currently lead the pack.
If at this point you’re left wondering why PC making up 10% of Konami’s game sales is worthy of rejoice, then you’ve overlooked a major win for this community. The noticeable bump in revenue stream for PC gamers is sure to grab the attention of the higher-ups at Konami. Late last year we saw Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes grace Steam. Besides being the first entry in the series to expand beyond consoles in over a decade, it was an exceptionally ported and well-optimized title. And its sales reflect that, according to the company.
With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain headed to PC alongside two generations of consoles, it is surely a sign of things to come. The PC is likely to continue to prove its relevance in Konami’s market. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to believe that we’ll be hearing about Silent Hills making the same jump in the very near future.
On that note, what Konami games (past, present or future) would you like to see added to your PC gaming library? Use the comment section below to share your wishlist with us and your fellow gamers.