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56% of american gamers are under 14 and have their parents buy them for them. Truth and you cant deny
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post #102 of 144
This comment at The Escapist makes some really good points so I thought I would repost it here:

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Originally Posted by Mathew Anderson

56% of console gamers who play games do not buy them, and it includes active sharing of games in families and friends. What does this actually say? Very little actually, because there's no control for people who buy games for other people, say for example, a parent buys games for his kids to play who aren't old enough to play games. If the parent plays too and there's 3 kids, that's one paying gamer and 2 non-paying. If not, then it's 0 paying gamers and two non-paying. That skews the data A LOT.

Furthermore, THIS STORY OUTRIGHT LIES. the "85% buys a significant number of pre-owned games" is from a different population then the 44% that buy games. It includes MAC, PC, and console gamers, not console gamers. This is relevant because console games are much easier to share in a unit.

This is even more misleading because it's directly stated that from the 44% who pay for console games, 65% of that is spent on brand new games, 23 % is on used, 12% on DLC. So a net 77% of money spent on video games is being divided up in a way that includes money going to publishers and developers.

The first point is horrible data interpretation, the second point is shameless lying or not reading the report, both are completely shameful. I guess I know not to trust escapist, gamespot actually bothered to break down the numbers in their article.
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post #103 of 144
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This, $60 for a new game is expensive. I never buy games on release, I wait until they have dropped to a price I am comfortable with.
this^ c'mon ..$60 for something that might be buggy? ::
 
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lol... i bet money hungry devs are going to start putting unique dna traces per game that's linked to only 1 person.
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This comment at The Escapist makes some really good points so I thought I would repost it here:
They actually struck it pretty hard here I think. I honestly don't see the point of articles like this...
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post #106 of 144
50% of american gamers play free games on Facebook.

At least, you can guarantee thats where this sensationalist article got their "statistics" from.

..In fact i'd bet that their source is just as credible as mine. But at least mine is likely more truthful.
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this^ c'mon ..$60 for something that will be buggy? ::
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Maybe if games didnt suck so bad lately aside from a small few that manage to sell millions of copies....
It is the games that manage to sell millions of copies that do suck so bad.
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I only buy MP games.
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Oh, really? They interviewed all 82+ million gamers? Nope.
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