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i like digital distribution more, At least then i don't have to worry about losing an install disc or having one get damaged.

Steam is a godsend.
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i like digital distribution more, At least then i don't have to worry about losing an install disc or having one get damaged.

Steam is a godsend.
I happily pay the "Steam tax" to never worry about losing my game again. Plus all the other advantages, such as auto-updating, cloud, etc.
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IDK, online buying is fine and all but I love the immersion of walking into a gaming store like gamestop and just being surrounded physically by video games. Gonna miss that, when they're all gone.
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I'm going to miss the stone age and the feeling you get when you are being surrounded by the cave.
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If PC gaming is dying then BF3 is not happening .... oh wait .. isnt that that one game that they are making specifically for PC (and then porting to consoles) just because the PC sales for BC2 were so much greater than EA expected? Yea .. I think it is. Shoot I guess PC gaming isnt going anywhere. Infact I'd say with crysis2, portal2 and BF3 coming soon .. PC gaming is looking better than it has for the last year or so.
    
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PC gaming dies = Intel + nvidia + AMD + Microsoft + all other gaming hardware/software makers die or at least, suffer terribly.
    
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Why do you all assume that you are smarter than the financial analysts that put the report together? Of course Steam is included in the word retail.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
PC gaming is not in trouble. Retail is dying because people prefer to purchase online through many of the different online distributors we have now these days. STEAM being one of the obvious.

Retail can die out and will not adversely effect PC gaming too much as Online will take its place rather easily.
Yep!

People have to realise that just because fewer people are buying PC games from retail, does not mean that the entire platform is dying. The games are still there, just more and more people are finding it easier to download their games from Steam versus running across town to the local game store to buy their games... I would say that it is a major advantage for the PC gaming market, and not so much it dying.

The amount of gamers online with Steam shows around 3 million right now... 6-7 months ago, that number was like 1.5-2 million, if I had looked at the same time... That would appear as though the PC gaming community is rising, not falling. You also have to consider the fact that now more and more laptops are desktops are coming standard with GPU's which are capable of a basic level of PC gaming, so it is becoming so much more accessible, as more and more people realize that those laptops they just bought are actually pretty capable gaming machines.
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post #49 of 95
Console retail sales will die also when the next gen consoles are released.
Digital Distribution is will overtake retail sales on all platforms soon, even movies.
It already has in music!
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post #50 of 95
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
Of course "Retail" being the key word here. Digital Distribution is just filling in where retail is exiting
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
PC gaming is not in trouble. Retail is dying because people prefer to purchase online through many of the different online distributors we have now these days. STEAM being one of the obvious.

Retail can die out and will not adversely effect PC gaming too much as Online will take its place rather easily.
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
People missed that key word. I would like to see a comparison of total games sold in say 2006 to 2010. Including Digital distribution.
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Originally Posted by downloads_plz View Post
Way to completely **** on your own point, cinemablend.

Retail PC Market =/= Overall PC Market
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In other news Steam is literally doubling it's sales every year...
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post
Winner. ^
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Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
What kind of a dumb peasant would still buy physical copies in an age of digital distribution? Oh wait ...
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Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
Who cares. It's moving to digital distro. Good bye, and good riddance.
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
I presume that digital sales have taken a pretty big bite out of the retail PC game market. *Cough* Steam */Cough*

I have gone over pretty much 100% digital for my PC game purchases. I have so many old PC game boxes laying around I don't need any more.

I also love that Steam allows you to re-download the games easily, instead of having to pray that I can find the discs.
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Apparently PC Games revenue is up 19%...

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...Paper,+Shotgun)

And set to continue to rise beyond 2014...
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
Last I head PC was had an increase in sales(money made), while the consoles were all down.
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i like digital distribution more, At least then i don't have to worry about losing an install disc or having one get damaged.

Steam is a godsend.
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Why do you all assume that you are smarter than the financial analysts that put the report together? Of course Steam is included in the word retail.
All fine and good but the article clearly was referring to Retail market vs Digital Distribution markets as 2 different things.
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