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Old 05-11-10, 10:09 PM   #37
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Right.

Magus made this thread to show that PC games have a much smaller revenue than "consoles". This much is obvious by his comments on the survey.

People defend that saying the data is presented poorly, which it is considering how Magus interpreted it (wrongly). On top of this even the article itself points out the results for PC are a success, yet somehow this data was then presented as apparent evidence for the decline of PC gaming?

Now you come along and say the data is irrelevant anyway and start bitching about how everyone's an elitist coupled with some super awesome name calling.

I enjoy gameplay too, everyone does. I've bought quite a few PS3 games this year and enjoyed them all immensely. I also play quite a few old games with pretty poor graphics.

You know what? Despite this weird unique ability I have to enjoy games for their gameplay, I still scratch my head when a modern PC game lacks something pretty standard in the current PC gaming scene because it was lazily ported from a console. What's wrong with that? Usually, these small annoyances do affect gameplay, so why can't I say I don't like it?

Besides all that crap, that's not the point of this thread. This thread is to bash PC gaming in an elitist fashion, then say the data is irrelevant when it's used to support PC gaming and top it off with some sprinkles of hypocrisy and name calling.
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Old 05-11-10, 10:25 PM   #38
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I enjoy gameplay too, everyone does.
Then why are most people on here a fanboy of Crysis? I played FPS games in 1996 with better gameplay elements.
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Old 05-11-10, 10:29 PM   #39
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Default Re: Study claims PC Games account for 16% of Game Revenue

I know it's just SO much damn fun to be carrying on like a bunch of dummies in this here thread...

Quit the name calling BS and tone down your respective rhetorics. This is not a topic people need to be peeing their pants about.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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Old 05-12-10, 12:02 AM   #40
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Then why are most people on here a fanboy of Crysis? I played FPS games in 1996 with better gameplay elements.
All I can say is that I don't agree with that statement at all. While I'll definitely agree that Crysis falls short on the story side (the majority of FPS's do, though), I don't see anything lacking with the gameplay elements...

I enjoyed the game because it allowed me to approach it how ever I wanted to. All the while while still providing enough structure and goals to prevent me from just free roaming and not following the story. It wasn't a perfect game by any means but I didn't see any major flaws in the gameplay dynamics at all.

The other reason I like it is because the graphics were and are fairly cutting edge and part of the reason I like to play PC is to experience the best graphics out there. In some ways, these settings do affect the gameplay for me. That doesn't mean I can't enjoy a game with poor graphics, on the contrary, just that cutting edge graphics are icing on the cake for me and many, many other PC gamers.

I'll leave it at that since this has obviously come down to a difference in opinion and there's no point arguing such things any further.
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Old 05-12-10, 01:25 AM   #41
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FWIW, anyone who talks **** on consoles but doesn't even own one shouldn't even have an opinion...

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So 60% split 5 ways(360,DS,PSP,Wii,PS3) comes out to only 12% per console, even less than PC. /thread
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This.
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For some reason the PC is always put up against all the consoles combined.

It really should be compared PC vs. PS3, or PC vs. XBox360 or even PC vs. Wii, that would be a more fair comparison IMO.
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excactly, why do they always lump all these kids toys together.
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Pretty useless stats
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lmao..i love how it doesn't split the 60%.

failed statistics...

thread should be locked for ****ty troll thread.
Since most of you like to bitch instead of doing any work. Here is a breakdown of US console sales from http://www.vgchartz.com/ :

Wii - 33.17M
360 - 22.98M
PS3 -13.78M
DS - 46.8M
PSP - 19.34M

Total is 136.07M. This yields the following percentages.

Wii - 24.4%
360 - 16.9%
PS3 - 10.1%
DS - 34.4%
PSP - 14.2%

Now, practically all PC games are ported to the 360 and PS3 (some to Wii as well, but we will ignore them for the moment, giving the PC fans an advantage). Combined, 360 and PS3 make up 27% of the console market sales. If they take 27% of the total 60% of revenues, they get 16.2% of the total revenues. This means console sales are about on par with PC's.

Of course there could be variations in the sales numbers either way, but this is a better estimate. The constant sales numbers are probably close though, considering higher sales on handhelds at lower prices, and what I call the "Wii effect", which happens when Wii owners put their consoles in a closet and forget they own them...
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Old 05-12-10, 01:38 AM   #42
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....and then we add the MMO figures onto PC and it's the same as PS3 + X360. Your point?
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Old 05-12-10, 01:44 AM   #43
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Maybe if half of you spent more time playing PC games than bitching about them, PC sales would trounce all others and devs would actually start making PC exclusive games again...

This is a funny topic to debate. "PC gamers" are very serious about it and console gamers couldn't care less.

Read my edit to the above post btw.
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Old 05-12-10, 01:51 AM   #44
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^ Hey vin, you ninja-edited your post. I like the original one

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Old 05-12-10, 01:54 AM   #45
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^ Hey vin, you ninja-edited your post. I like the original one

LOL yea, don't want to hurt anyone's fee-wings.
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Old 05-12-10, 01:57 AM   #46
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Here's a breakdown for Q1 2010 software sales on consoles:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2...ble_Trends.php



Looks like PS3 and 360 are above my 27% prediction. Q1 2009 shows the two being 43.1% combined.
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Old 05-12-10, 02:00 AM   #47
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the "Wii effect", which happens when Wii owners put their consoles in a closet and forget they own them...
Thanks for reminding me, I was wondering where it went.......
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Old 05-12-10, 02:39 AM   #48
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From what I read here, consoles are for kids and pc is for a-holes (not all of you ofcourse, but I see alot of the same console kiddies here in their pc version).
Please, grow up pc elitists, then you can say consoles are for kid...
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