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Old 06-20-09, 01:27 AM   #34
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Default Re: Revenge of the PC!!

Originally Posted by saturnotaku View Post
True enough, but you missed the point. A lot of people just want PCs for surfing the Internet and using MS Office. Most average Joes who own a PC don't care about that stuff either. If you're thinking about going Blu-ray, the PS3 makes a compelling case because it's a good Blu-ray player, a good standard DVD player, and it's capable of being a media hub. You might not use it, but it's nice to know that the funcationality is there should you desire it.
That was true in the past, because the PS3 was cheaper then any standalone bluray player, but people looking for a bluray player, they are much cheaper then the PS3 now, so unless they are looking to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, they are just gonna get a cheap bluray player.

Replace Crysis with Half-Life at 9 million sales, and the argument still stands.
9 million > 8 million, just because more people have PCs, and the ratio is lower, doesnt make it a valid comparison, people buy consoles to *gasp* play games, so of course the ratio of people buying games on console to people who own said console is going to be higher then a general purpose machine built for web browsing, word processing, media encoding, media development(2d, 3d, movies) etc
I am not going to deny that right now, consoles have a larger market right now for gaming, and I dont think much will change that in the future, its just the way things are, however, its hardly a niche market
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