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LOL at not including digital downloads. PC gamers don't get off their asses to get to a retail store.
Why get a physical copy when you can have a digital one linked to an account?
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Do PC players share games with consoles? If so we probably have an advantage on 90% of gamers with our mouse + keyboard
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If these numbers are legit. I wouldn't want to develop for PC as lead platform. Much as that hurts to say, you have to go where the business is.
It doesn't matter in this situation, game was developed in PC Frostbite 2 engine then port over to console.

The company is making revenues from all platforms.


Yes, disappointed and yet they prefer playing on 6 years old consoles technologies.
For second note, not everyone here is able to afford $1500 PC. Even look at the gamer target age range are really the big number in 15-20. Between those ages either they are still in school or stuck with parent's money.

Yet we here, some are young adults from 25+ who are able to afford monster PC $2000 value in such a small percentage on the market like 4-5%?
 
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Why get a physical copy when you can have a digital one linked to an account?
because if you are a hard Battlefield fan like me, own all the BF series games in physical copy.... you keep that string going. ESPECIALLY if its a Limited-Edition. digital has no value, after the game is dead i still have an object. just not data "linked" to an account.

nothing beats a box of art.
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As said before, digital pre-orders are not counted. It never is sadly.

I think the only way we'll know the true PC numbers is if DICE release online user data for each platform, much like they did with BC2 that showed the PC having more users than the consoles.
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EDIT: Double post.

Weird.. OCN crapped out on me for a sec
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I got the physical copy. I like my game box collection, especially with how epic this game this is going to be. One day those boxes will be on a shelf of glory.
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For second note, not everyone here is able to afford $1500 PC. Even look at the gamer target age range are really the big number in 15-20. Between those ages either they are still in school or stuck with parent's money.

Yet we here, some are young adults from 25+ who are able to afford monster PC $2000 value in such a small percentage on the market like 4-5%?
Eh... that "PCs are too expensive" whiny complaint from console gamers is dead and old. If the parents can afford a retail computer and console (who has an internet connection without a computer?) they can afford a decent gaming computer instead of the console. In a term of 5 years, a gaming PC doesn't cost all that much more than a console, especially if within those 5 years the console's life ends and you have to buy an entirely new console. TRY selling that old console, you'd be lucky to scrape enough for a single new game for the new console. You can sell a 5 year old processor alone for nearly $100.

Yes, "up front," a gaming PC will cost double what a console costs, unless you're taking into consideration the cost of a decent new TV along with the console to make it fair since you'd be wanting to get a decent monitor with the PC. Yes, the PC platform has a rather steep learning curve; you have to keep up to date with drivers, patches, and somewhat worry about security. But in the long run, they cost just around the same, with PC games costing less and being much more enjoyable and replayable.
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Don't forget that PC's can do a lot more than just play games. Consoles can too, but PC's can do way more than consoles.

In that respect, PC's are worth the money IF you use them for other things than just gaming.
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one word for pc.

mods.
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