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Well I was looking at game reviews on IGN... noticed it says the number of games reviewed on a certain platform. The difference is amazing, but nothing unexpected. These are the numbers:


PC: 16058 PC rated games.

XBOX:3047 Xbox 360 rated games.

PS3: 2330 PlayStation 3 rated games.


Remember that the PC section does not include ratings on browser games, and game mods. So it's really hard to imagine how many PC games there are out there.

Anyways, this was just to show that console gaming is a lot smaller than PC gaming, and how consoles are just wayyy more commercialized.
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ppl playin consoles games arent taking the time to get on their pcs to type up reviews

lock thread.

haha j/k
    
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Isn't that number boosted by smaller indie games on the PC? Am I right that these don't tend to make it to consoles?
Edited by GingerJohn - 4/24/11 at 8:18pm
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What is this thread supposed to accomplish besides bash the consoles for being consoles? I mean, if you're pro PC, great. Just don't start another thread announcing it.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;13260426 
What is this thread supposed to accomplish besides bash the consoles for being consoles? I mean, if you're pro PC, great. Just don't start another thread announcing it.

good point, just thought I wanted to share.
Edited by kyle7412 - 4/24/11 at 8:34pm
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IGN has been reviewing PC games since 1998, of course there'll be more PC reviews. There were quite a few other console besides X360 and PS3 in that timeframe. tongue.gif
Edited by Paradox me - 4/24/11 at 8:27pm
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Originally Posted by Paradox me;13260518 
IGN has been reviewing PC games since 1998, of course there'll be more PC reviews.

Good point, well made.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox me;13260518 
IGN has been reviewing PC games since 1998, of course there'll be more PC reviews.

Pretty much this. Xbox 360 was launched in 05.

Not to mention there are a bunch of smaller indie games, F2P, the list goes on.

While the PC obviously has more games. Most people nowadays want to play AAA titles and new releases. Graphics now seems to be more important.
    
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I fail to see how this shows anything. If we're talking same-gen, then that PC number will be heavily reduced; the 360/PS3 were released in 05/06, respectively, and they may have reviews of PC games from a decade or longer ago.

Regardless, it still doesn't matter. Seeing how many games launched for a platform in a given time really doesn't say much at all.

EDIT: Beaten to the punch by others. tongue.gif
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The pc has 15-20 years of reviews in its backlog... the current gen consoles have been out for 5 maybe.

Add to that the fact that there are no licensing costs so just about anyone is free to release pc games if they can make it.

I'm actually surprised the numbers were that close. I think there is a quite a few more games that have not gotten a review on IGN. IGN came out of Gamespy/Fileplanet which has only been around since '96 back in the Quake 1 days. There are a lot of PC games that pre date IGN all together.
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