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I rather think that almost a billion dollars in sales through retail is a hell of a feat considering rarely ever do I or any one I know buy retail anymore.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by d31337 View Post
NPD doesn't take into account anything but retail. Thats like claiming who's winning the console wars by watching consolewarz(or whatever the name of that chintzy site is). Its a calculation not taking into effect PC enthusiast hardware sales or Digital distribution sales.

If you take console sales as a whole, which they do, you also have to compare PC gaming sales as a whole, which they do not.

As I said before it was in this month of MaximumPC therefore it wont be on their website for a couple weeks.

There are over 15,000,000 Steam users for a reason and that is growing exponentially. Hell Steam is only a little over 3 1/2 years old! You cannot argue with numbers
I CAN argue with your numbers:

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According to the NPD Group, a consulting firm that collects sales data on consumer purchases like games, over the past three months about 86 percent of video games were bought on discs, with the remaining 14 percent making it to computers or game consoles as downloads.
Source

I'm sure you'll find a way to twist that around too. But at least I'm looking for information and providing links.
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I CAN argue with your numbers:



Source

I'm sure you'll find a way to twist that around too. But at least I'm looking for information and providing links.
And I do appreciate that and your candor.

Well DFC Intelligence which is PC based says otherwise.

Even Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Nvidia, Dell, Acer, and EPIC (just to name a few) are backing DFC intelligence over NPD because of their inconsistent reporting methods. Those are some pretty big names who say NPD doesnt know what they are doing.

I am not trying to twist anything around. Have you ever thought that NPD was wrong? If they were right, I dont think DFC would have been formed specifically for this task.

*up above - I was stating that you cant argue with the largest user base(or so it was once said it was) to date Steam with its 15 MILLION users*
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post #44 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I'm just waiting to be labeled a PS3 fanboy again because I dont think consoles will die soon.
There, there. I know exactly how you feel

A guy supporting consoles is toast around here.

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Originally Posted by Jarhead View Post
I think that we're going to see a divergence in the providers of games - corporate will go almost exclusively to consoles were they can maintain some kind of profit margin while small innovative dev houses will spring up(already are) to provide PC gamers with their fix.
Their "fix," huh? Doesn't have to be a good one? Reminds me of the Resident Evil 4 port to the PC... That was pretty miserable lol

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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Consoles aren't going anywhere and neither is PC because of how easy it is to port to PC from 360.
You have a lot of faith in m$

I don't know if that's the exclusive reason, but it does sound reasonable.

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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I CAN argue with your numbers:
Numbers can only be fought with other numbers!

If you ever see someone trying to fight numbers with feelings, you should know automatically not to listen to them.
post #45 of 91
Not only will "consoles" fade away, so will the TV (as we know it).

I had this discussion with one of my business professors (who also used to work for a PC software firm). In 20 years or so, there will be no need for a lot of separately functioning (and incompatible) units floating around the house. It will all be standardized to "computers", via a centralized unit or separate units that are very similar. TV signals, internet, "telephone", will all be routed through a single line (as they are even now in a lot of places). A form of HTPC's WILL be the TV and movie provider. Games will just follow suit. When everything is standardized, costs are reduced and productivity goes up.

Sorry if I'm being vague, but the conversion was longer and one could talk about this for hours.

I'm not saying this will happen, but it seems logical. Just my thoughts on the subject.

EDIT: Just think.... 20 years ago, the people that said "in 10 years there will be an electronic network which connects millions of people almost instantly from around globe" were often times laughed out of the room.
    
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You have a lot of faith in m$

I don't know if that's the exclusive reason, but it does sound reasonable.
It isn't about Microsoft its about the game companies.
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Just think 10 years ago. Pentium 2 and 3 comapare that to the power of current CPU and see the difference after 10 years.
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Just think 10 years ago. Pentium 2 and 3 comapare that to the power of current CPU and see the difference after 10 years.
What does CPU power have to do with it?
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Consoles dieing off sound like a good Idea. With graphics getting very close to the limit of what is possible, a gaming rig in 10 years could be very cheap. Because if all the games look "Real" then it will only take a set amount of hardware power and performance to run the games.

And if we do see 64 core CPUs in the next 10 years then a cheap gaming rig could have as many as 16 or 32 cores in it. with high end GPUs, or maybe GPUs won’t even be around any more.
    
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I don't believe it. Company's like sony and MS love to sap money out of morons for their crappy dumbed down computers.
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