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#1 sdy284

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

http://www.overclock...com/news/26185/

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:40 AM

I'd really like to know where they go their numbers from. I was under the impression that Valve doesn't release Steam sales numbers, and Valve is not part of the PCGA. So did Valve actually supply number to the PCGA for this survey, or are those numbers not counting Steam? It would be amazing if it was the latter.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:47 AM

I actually converted some Xboxers to graduate to PC gaming. :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:53 AM

PC games are so cheap here these days (usually around 60% of console price) that PC gaming has probably worked out cheaper for me than console gaming would have been.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:00 AM

Honestly, I don't think that number is anywhere near close to what the sales are world wide, and I think it leaves out tons of very popular games as well because these games are sold through a single website only, MMO games are a good example of that.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:39 AM

If that's not counting Steam (and I believe it isn't) that's an amazing figure. :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:44 PM

People just think consoles are getting more money because more games are getting sold IN STORES(So the game with a box). Its just PC games are getting sold online now because it makes things simpler. Steam, you can just log in and play your games anywhere you want(As long as you are connected to t3h 1nt3rn3tz :lol:).

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

So how much of that is WoW and CoD :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:15 PM

:)

Glad to see this, may PC gaming last forever! (in one form or another) ;)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:58 PM

:)

Glad to see this, may PC gaming last forever! (in one form or another) ;)


It will. They always keep trying to bury PC gaming but it will never happen. Although all the DRM stuff is certainly not helping the PC gaming cause. I have always been a PC gamer even though I have always owned a console my whole life. There just isn't a comparison. I could never play an RPG on a console. I usually limit console gaming to sports and exclusive console titles.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:02 PM

I have to agree with incrysis, only reason I even got a PS3 was because of it's exclusive titles, that and I use it to watch movies, which in my opinion it does a better job as a media player than a computer does.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:06 PM

I have to agree with incrysis, only reason I even got a PS3 was because of it's exclusive titles, that and I use it to watch movies, which in my opinion it does a better job as a media player than a computer does.



Yep. I bought a PS3 to play Uncharted 2 and MLB 10 The Show.

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