Console gaming sales down 24 percent in September

By Rick ยท 28 replies
Oct 12, 2012
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  1. Not wasting cash on old hardware.

    PC is just more fun and exciting, games look better etc. Keeping the Xbox purely for Halo.

    M$ can do the world a favour by giving PC owners a good Halo port and Epic can do Gears as well.
  2. All of this is because you can find most of console's game title on PC version too
  3. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    I don't even understand why we have consoles anymore. Console makers can just set up their gaming OS as a standalone service, stream it to peoples' pcs, and we can just hook into our living room systems to capture the "console" experience.

    In this day and age, the PC is the superior choice on every level, and the only thing that I even like about playing on consoles is the ability to use a controller and lounge on the couch. Even so, a lot of the games I have on pc work with a controller, so I just connect the laptop into the TV and use a wireless logitech.

    I'd be happy never touching another console again if more developers would release 2 sets of interfaces with their PC games, one for keyboard and mouse and one for a controller in lieu of that console version they would have developed anyway. Problem solved, and they'd probably save a bit on development costs.
  4. Its due to too many games......consoles,handheld consoles,pc,tablets & smartphones. My personal belief is that tablets and smartphones are dominating the market and will continue to do so. Not everyone can have it all so they go with what they like the most, and since Apple & Android are trending the last several years, consoles will hurt the most. Which may be a good thing, Consoles such as Xbox have been gouging consumers with DLC content, yearly subscriptions for years. I am seeing this trend with smart devices as well but the cost isn't as high (I don't agree with paying for any extra content personaly) once you buy a game, that should be it and extras should be free or none at all.

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