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Old 06-07-05, 12:41 PM   #13
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Can someone explain why a next gen console costs half as much as a next gen video card?????
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Why would NV get royalties from Xbox 360....
Backwards compatability. Emulation doesn't cost anything if your product works completely differently than the original product [ie, ZSNES vs SNES] but if you're trying to replicate that original product and make a profit off it you'd have to settle with the original product maker first.

Nvidia is going to make out like a bandit this generation.
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Can someone explain why a next gen console costs half as much as a next gen video card?????
PC users will generally pay it no questions asked. Consoles won't sell if they were at those prices, other than to a few impulsive nerds who "gotta be 1st".

Things are always priced according to what users will pay. If people would stop paying 500$ for next gen cards they wouldn't cost 500%.
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Can someone explain why a next gen console costs half as much as a next gen video card?????
That's what I've been asking since the unveiling of the next gen consoles. I mean, spending over $1500 for my PC seems really stupid to me when a new console comes out for under $500 and pwns my gaming PC. WTF!?!?!?! Kinda wish I could get my money back lol.
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Yeah, I regret wasting money on my Ultra. My PC is an email and Internet machine only.
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Old 06-07-05, 05:57 PM   #18
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Yeah, I regret wasting money on my Ultra. My PC is an email and Internet machine only.

I feel the same. It is certainly starting to look like PC gaming is taking a back seat to console gaming both in the number and quality of games and certainly in the bang for buck in the hardware department. It also seems that many game developers are targeting the PC as an afterthought after they have finished their console games.

I really can't see buying a new video card this gen with the Xbox 360 and PS3 coming so soon.

Heh, BFG may actually have to worry about providing a lifetime warranty on my 6800GT as I plan to use it for quite a while.
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I hear you. My next build will probably include a mid-range video card only. I spent $350+ on my Radeon 9800 Pro over two years ago, and my PC gaming has dropped off since then.
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I still like PC games, though I have bought literally three in 4 years. But I don't think the 500$ card is ever necessary even though I'm prone to buying them. I guess I don't practice what I preach. I am planning on PC gaming for at least 6 months now that X360 is coming and Xbox1 I am basically done with. Plus I just won a free copy of UT 04. =) I also have dusty Doom3 and Farcry I never went through.

It just gets me when I'm running IE and Outlook, and am aware that a 6800 Ultra is in use. I think " why didn't I wait? ".
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