Tale of two video game worlds: Online consoles soar, PCs stumble

Today, those never-ending online “massively multiplayer” games like “EverQuest” have matured into mainstream, vibrant attractions, drawing hundreds of thousands of paying customers – male and female.

But their growth appears almost stagnant compared to the popularity spike for multiplayer online shoot’em-ups and other mostly war-themed fare geared toward users of console systems, led by Sony Corp.’s Playstation2 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox. —Matt Slagle
Tale of two video game worlds: Online consoles soar, PCs stumbleAP Wire)