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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
pc gaming>consoles,period.
Not according to raw sales figures.
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post #12 of 65
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pc gaming>consoles,period.
id agree, you can do so much, i mean, you have the ability to max games out; although you may need to spend quite a bit-- and any how, consoles cant max out either, and right now dude, i gotta get a new monitor to check your sig girl out!
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Not according to raw sales figures.
Those "raw sales figures" don't include games sold over any online form of distribution. Including Steam, EA Downloader, and Direct2Drive.

Not to mention, most of them are skewed to make consoles look like they have sold more then they really have. Such as comparing all console game sales (Meaning, every single game bought for ANY console.) compared to just PC game sales.
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Those "raw sales figures" don't include games sold over any online form of distribution. Including Steam, EA Downloader, and Direct2Drive.

Not to mention, most of them are skewed to make consoles look like they have sold more then they really have. Such as comparing all console game sales (Meaning, every single game bought for ANY console.) compared to just PC game sales.
Maybe so, but Steam and the others arent going to account for the multi-billion dollar sales difference between consoles and PCs.
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Maybe so, but Steam and the others arent going to account for the multi-billion dollar sales difference between consoles and PCs.
Maybe not. But the PC should only be compared against one console. Not all six, like you are.
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Maybe not. But the PC should only be compared against one console. Not all six, like you are.
Or just 3 maybe...or heck compare it to jsut the Wii...

In the end its one industry vs another I think though.
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Maybe not. But the PC should only be compared against one console. Not all six, like you are.
Are all computers that people play games on exactly the same? Then why not compair all consoles against all computers?

I love my computer, but if I had the money right now I'd choose console over PC because you know the game can run, don't need to upgrade for certain games, plus there are those exclusives that people die for.
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post #18 of 65
What people don't seem to get is that consoles are PCs.

And with each generation of consoles, people want more and more features. At first all we wanted was a form of playing games. Then we got the home screen. Now we have IM messengers and web browsers.

Consoles are evolving into the PCs from which they were born, and with each new generation of console, there's been more and more pirating, hacking, etc...

Soon it'll be back to its roots. It'll be a point in the future where we no longer have TVs or monitors, cell phones or PDAs. We've have one computing unit, which will do everything for us.

Then they'll be no markets to compare, but one.
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post #19 of 65
Why does everyone pit Consoles Vs. PC. They are all Gaming Machines. They all game, and they always will until a new form of gaming technology crushes them. Sure I <3 my console but when i get a good game for the PC, i love it just as much. It's good that companies make money off consoles because it gives them the resources to make more money. And when new game engines and physics engines are made they go to console first and then are shown in their true colors on PC. It doesn't always happen like that but eg - CryEngine 2. Which crippled PC's due to insane resource reqs. It's a good thing Consoles are around or Gaming may never have taken off like it has.
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Great find! I think he makes very valid points.......I laugh at all the younger crowd when they say PC games are dying.......people have been saying that since the DOS gaming days

BTW you guys talking about sales figures: those are from NPD statistics, which are from brick and mortar sales. A HUGE amount of money comes from online sales.
Edited by binormalkilla - 6/29/08 at 8:29pm
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