Thanks to GameDaily for it article discussing a perceived struggling in the PC videogame business
. According to the article: "The overall PC game category, from January through May of 2003, was $471.0 million in the U.S. according to NPD estimates. 2004 is well off of that figure already, according to The NPD Group's industry analyst Richard Ow, who put a dollar figure of $360.0 million for the January to May 2004 period."
However, Ow also notes: "There's still lots of sales ahead and major releases are pending, so there's still a wait and see factor"
, and comments on the recently-gold Doom 3: "It is the most well-known among the core gaming group, which is a smaller market, but a group that can still drive sales."