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That isn't true. I got 3 different friends on here that are here just for the off topic section, hifi gear section, and to read news.

They should be burned alive, drawn, whipped and salted. In that order.
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IMO, united states is generally a console country. Not a lot of people wanna fork out cash.
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I heard brazil had a big pc gaming scene a few years ago any truth to that?.
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IMO, united states is generally a console country. Not a lot of people wanna fork out cash.

...... Guitar Hero beat that theory into the ground. If you're referring to sticker shock, I already mentioned that.
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They should be burned alive, drawn, whipped and salted. In that order.
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I heard brazil had a big pc gaming scene a few years ago any truth to that?.

I wouldn't say it's big, but they're definitely fanatics, since they drop 3 times as much for the same components as us and don't bat an eye. However, the console gamers down there do the same.
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Just sayin' man.... They're freaks of nature, and we should treat them like the christians treated the pagans for having different objective views on the world. biggrin.gif
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Canada seems to have a large PC base also.
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Canada seems to have a large PC base also.


Mixed like the States. No where's near like germany
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I can't speak for any other countries, but as a 24 year old American I can say I grew up playing games like Super Mario Bros., Castlevania, Mega Man, and Sonic the Hedgehog on my NES/SNES/Genesis, and I know many others around my age did as well. So consoles have been popular for as long as I can remember (initially I didn't know they were popular, I just knew I loved Super Mario Bros. and my parents were generous enough to get it for me). As I got older, many of my friends in school were also big into console games and would always look forward to what was coming out next. Consoles were easy to get into even from a young age, easy to play over a friend's house, had great support in terms of platforming/action/adventure style games, fighting games, Japanese RPGs, racing, etc. and received quite a bit of support from Western and Japanese developers. Many of these traits are still a strong point of consoles. For example, if you are a large fan of, say, fighting games, Japanese RPGs, or even Japanese games in general, chances are you own at least one console. Even when it comes to popular genres like FPS and Western RPGs, consoles receive quite a bit of support. It's not as if a console gamer cannot enjoy Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Crysis (2), etc.

I'm not trying to say that console gaming is better than PC gaming, but rather trying to provide some perspective because there seem to be some here who question what reason one would have for choosing to play a console. Depending on what your priorities are and what you want in a game, either platform could be best suited to what you're looking for.
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