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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post
kinda disappointing PC only has 200K preorders, after playing it for 4 hours straight yesterday night I can say DICE created a solid PC game.
Solid.

Good one man.
post #42 of 65
Most PC games buy it online + who goes to Best Buy to buy PC game. I am going to order physical copy because this way i can have both.
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post #43 of 65
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Originally Posted by Bandeto View Post
Battlefield TOTAL(US) pre-orders: 1,975,170

Modern Warfare XBOX(US) pre-orders: 1,979,769

Pretty close...
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Edited by vinman46 - 10/25/11 at 12:35pm
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post #44 of 65
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post
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.
I use it for multimedia design, college work, side business etc. Can't do that on a console.
I prefer having everything I need to do wrapped into one platform. Turning off my PC to play a game doesn't make sense to me, when I can easily switch back and forth on my PC.

Many people have $1000 laptops and a console. They could have combined the two for the same money or less.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 10/25/11 at 12:35pm
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post #45 of 65
Moved to unconfirmed. VG247 are all based of estimation and doesn't represent factual information.It's all based on information gathered from polling.
post #46 of 65
this is very misleading, Why origin preorders are not counted? Of course the console sales are high, it's all physical disks. If they counted Origin digitial preorders, it's a different story.
     
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post #47 of 65
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post
I use it for multimedia design, college work, side business etc. Can't do that on a console.
I prefer having everything I need to do wrapped into one platform. Turning off my PC to play a game doesn't make sense to me, when I can easily switch back and forth on my PC.

Many people have $1000 laptops and a console. They could have combined the two for the same money or less.
True, the console is not needed with new $1000 laptops in the PC section, the HP DV6 comes with a decent 6770m that still runs circles around consoles.
     
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post #48 of 65
I'm all for BF3 killing MW3 in sales, it deserves it from what I see and hear. I want to play it but I'm waiting for the non Origin version(if that ever happens)
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post #49 of 65
So sad... only 200k preorders?
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
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.
Your points are valid, but here is the issue is started back then that most parents would buy a simple gaming system without any hazzle going to buy some complex computer spec of understanding; if this computer can run latest games or not if they are intending to buy for their children.

TV is pretty much everywhere, you have TV even you don't plan to get a console. Most people now have flat panel or plasma. If not like my friend is still using his old 30" tube TV. It was never intended for gaming but it happens he have a console later in the years as addition entertainment on TV.

*ninja edit*

My points are now getting invalid since most PC Digital downloads are not counted. But I'm still surprised by the number of console gamers.
Edited by djriful - 10/25/11 at 1:26pm
 
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