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How is there more money in the console gaming market with the threat of piracy?
If you have not noticed it is much easier to pirate pc than console.
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If you have not noticed it is much easier to pirate pc than console.

If you have not noticed piracy is just as big of a problem on console as it is on PC because they get price-gouged a lot more than we do. Truthfully, besides the crappy ports that stay at $60 for much longer than their shelf life, we don't get price gouged hardly at all anymore unless we're dealing with EA or Activision.
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Its a combination of a lot of things. PC allows a lot more freedom, you can make the game the way you want it without worrying about consoles hardware limitations. Also, its just plain cheaper to develop for the PC.. no licensing etc etc. With digital distribution, you get to keep most of your money instead of letting the retailers and publishers suck all the profits out of your brand.
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Its a combination of a lot of things. PC allows a lot more freedom, you can make the game the way you want it without worrying about consoles hardware limitations. Also, its just plain cheaper to develop for the PC.. no licensing etc etc. With digital distribution, you get to keep most of your money instead of letting the retailers and publishers suck all the profits out of your brand.

I didn't want to get into that because I've only gotten into this discussion about a dozen times but yes. Bottom line is per copy PC sales have a higher profit margin and consoles are harder to develop and publish for overall. I don't care if they say it's going to be easier to develop for the new gen consoles, the fact is they are going to do something both on the physical and software side to tighten down their DRM like they've been doing for 2 decades now, and that's going to either make it harder or more expensive.

I just don't know if devs have gotten the message, or if they're going to get suckered again.
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