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 PC games sales up 230%, Console game sales down 28%
topic by Jesszman - 07-11-2012, 11:55 AM


With Microsoft and Sony taking their time in ending the lifespan of their current systems, PC games could see a resurgence.

A decade ago the PC was the system of choice for many video gamers who wanted the best graphics, the most cutting-edge gaming experience and the ability to play with friends online. Before the arrival of the Xbox and PS2 from Sony, the PC was the dominant system for multiplayer action-based games.

Times changed. Consoles, for a time, seemed to have shifted predominantly into gamers’ cross-hairs.

Times could be changing again, however. According to industry analyst NPD Group, sales of video-game hardware software and even accessories fell for a sixth consecutive month in May, tumbling 28% from a year earlier to $517 million. And with the release of Blizzard’s Diablo III, May also saw the first time since July 2010 that the top-selling game overall was a PC-only title. That boosted PC video games sales up year-over-year to 230% or $80 million.

Is this trend going to escalate? With the popularity of Steam, only available on PC, gamers may be finding more and more satisfaction in playing in their private bedrooms on a PC rather than heading towards the TV in the living room. Are we seeing a comeback of PC gaming?
PC games sales up 230%, Console game sales down 28%


173 comments for "PC games sales up 230%, Console game sales down 28%"


 07-11-2012, 11:57 AMaway - #2
IronMaiden 30 heat pts30

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Doesn't surprise me, PC gaming continues to become more affordable, more accessible and just great. Not to mention the pricing on games is just ridiculously low as where console gamers are always forced to pay $65 for a new game.

What does surprise me is that console game sales are down that much, prices need to be lowered for consoles, it's ridiculous that a game cost $59.99 new when i can get the same new game on PC at launch for $39.99-49.99
 07-11-2012, 12:19 PMaway - #3
DOM 27 heat pts27

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Damn another win for PC gaming...
 07-11-2012, 12:53 PMaway - #4
LaRy BLanco 469 heat pts469

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DAMN M$ stay winning
 07-11-2012, 01:21 PMaway - #5
IronMaiden 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by LAwLB15
DAMN M$ stay winning
 07-11-2012, 01:56 PMaway - #6
LaRy BLanco 469 heat pts469

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Originally Posted by IronMaiden
oh mah bad I thought they profit from pc games because of windows
 07-11-2012, 01:56 PMaway - #7
Da Ill One|M 3644 heat pts3644

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Originally Posted by LAwLB15
oh mah bad I thought they profit from pc games because of windows
But remember Sales Don't matter...
 07-11-2012, 02:00 PMaway - #8
LakeHawks 101 heat pts101

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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
But remember Sales Don't matter...
shieeeeeeeet

 07-11-2012, 02:06 PMaway - #9
LaRy BLanco 469 heat pts469

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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
But remember Sales Don't matter...


sales dont matter only when its anything xbox related

the hypocrites on this site man I tell u
 07-11-2012, 02:57 PMaway - #10
DarkSidesHero 304 heat pts304

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Originally Posted by IronMaiden

Doesn't surprise me, PC gaming continues to become more affordable, more accessible and just great. Not to mention the pricing on games is just ridiculously low as where console gamers are always forced to pay $65 for a new game.

What does surprise me is that console game sales are down that much, prices need to be lowered for consoles, it's ridiculous that a game cost $59.99 new when i can get the same new game on PC at launch for $39.99-49.99
@ the pic
 07-11-2012, 02:59 PMaway - #11
HiRolliN 103 heat pts103

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the summer and fall sales for the digital distribution services on pc be k!lling it.
 07-11-2012, 03:13 PMaway - #12
IronMaiden 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by LAwLB15
oh mah bad I thought they profit from pc games because of windows
You think microsoft gets any kind of cut from these games?

you think valve/steam has to pay MS for every game sold?

Originally Posted by LAwLB15
sales dont matter only when its anything xbox related

the hypocrites on this site man I tell u
When did i or Jess or anyone in this thread for that matter say that sales matter? only you did.

Try again bro.

And Ill, shouldn't you be off copy/pasting some kotaku articles?
 07-11-2012, 03:36 PMaway - #13
Sub Crazy 12 heat pts12

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My PC can't run #### =/
 07-11-2012, 03:38 PMaway - #14
TheMob 80 heat pts80

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PC Gaming is Dead


I see you, Ill.
 07-11-2012, 04:09 PMaway - #15
Peter Griffin 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by TheMob
PC Gaming is Dead


I see you, Ill.
 07-11-2012, 04:19 PMaway - #16
Da Ill One|M 3644 heat pts3644

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Originally Posted by IronMaiden
You think microsoft gets any kind of cut from these games?

you think valve/steam has to pay MS for every game sold?


When did i or Jess or anyone in this thread for that matter say that sales matter? only you did.

Try again bro.

And Ill, shouldn't you be off copy/pasting some kotaku articles?
I don't go to Kotaku so try again...and I've writeen the last 8 posts by myself...which is 8 more posts than you've contributed to the site so try again...

Originally Posted by TheMob
PC Gaming is Dead

I see you, Ill.
I agree 100%
 07-11-2012, 04:21 PMaway - #17
Jesszman 2192 heat pts2192

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Does anybody care if you wrote the post?
 07-11-2012, 04:34 PMaway - #18
Da Ill One|M 3644 heat pts3644

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Does anybody care if you wrote the post?
Obviously you do since you and IM made such a big ####ing deal about it...
 07-11-2012, 04:41 PMaway - #19
IronMaiden 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
Obviously you do since you and IM made such a big ####ing deal about it...
I just ask that you don't steal someones work without the credit.

But even some people still call that plagiarism/theft when you don't get permission.
 07-11-2012, 04:54 PMaway - #20
DOM 27 heat pts27

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Does anybody care if you wrote the post?
Yall talking about that article DIO wrote and posted about Walking Dead? I thought it was pretty good......wait he did write it right? I'm just asking
 

 



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