Microsoft: hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC

By Emil · 75 replies
Sep 21, 2010
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  1. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Pretty damning but factual indeed, but don't worry, there is a spot of light at the end of the tunnel ...... don't buy consoles ;) ...... well on a more serious note I haven't found one compelling reason to buy one so far, gaming on PC is just more 'precise and fun' period.
  2. Xiztence

    Xiztence TS Rookie

  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Guess who has two thumbs and isn't buying kinect?
  4. It's amazing how companies can buy people and make them puppets. Valve, DICE, and ID are all laughing so hard right now I bet.
  5. teklord

    teklord TS Guru Posts: 482

    Without having actual figures of all console FPS and PC FPS games being played online, my guess would be that PC has more players playing than consoles do. That statement is ludicrous to say the least. With full Xbox 360 support in GFW games that use a gamepad, there is no reason to buy a console when my PC is way more powerful.
  6. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Whatever happened to that news article about PC gamers killing XBL crowd on those cross-platform games..
  7. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    A foolish comment to say the least. Oh microsoft how you make a fool of yourself. Like mashing a turd on your face and expecting us all to take you seriously while preaching world destruction
  8. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    PC gamers annihilated console gamers in closed test. hahahah

    The proposal, part of Microsoft’s LIVE push, popped up “many many months ago”, and would have allowed people playing games available on both PC and 360 – like Gears of War – to take each other on. Kind of like 2007 shooter Shadowrun, only people would actually play it.

    Problems quickly arose in testing, however, when Microsoft found that even the best console gamers simply couldn’t compete with the accuracy a mouse and keyboard afforded a PC player. “The console players got destroyed every time”, Sood says. “So much so that it would be embarrassing to the XBOX team in general had Microsoft launched this initiative.”
  9. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    xbox live = something like 2-300k users on at any given time
    steam = 1-2.6 million users at any given time
    PC has WAY more FPS titles than console and many more years of FPS games

    im willing to bet the numbers comparison for pc fps gamers at any time vs console fps gamers at any time is RIDICULOUSLY in favor of PC.
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Just a guess; they're BSing this.
  11. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

    lol bring this to the attention of the competitive side of much trolling LOL
  12. blue44

    blue44 TS Rookie

    the fps on the pc will never die...its the only way to play...i dont own a ps, wii, or xbox...i'm an old school pc thanks...i'll stick with my pc.....
  13. Damn straight, Lokalaskurar. Couldn't have said it better myself. PC all the way!
  14. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Open mouth. Insert Foot. Rinse. Repeat...

    PC, It Only Does Everything. Oh wait or is that the other console?

    Anyway, anyone who thinks consoles are the way to play FPS games should be shot, anyone who thinks playing by flailing around like an ***** is the way to play a FPS is in the same boat. Mouse, Keyboard, PERIOD...
  15. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,472   +126

    Pong, Colecovision, ADAM Family PC, PS1, and now Wii (got that from the wife)
    Frankly I prefer the just as Colecvision did for ADAM to beef up the console game to PC arcade level. You need PC experience, plus who the heck going to shell out for Xbox 360 Elite and PS3, shoot you can get a quad core and better graphic for less than what you have pay for those systems.
  16. I think what he meant to say was "hardly anyone pays for first person shooters on the PC anymore". Which is probably why all these companies are trying to make up excuses to try and get out of the PC gaming market. All kidding aside this is a ridiculous statement. All my friends who play FPS games still use PC's. Some play on consoles occasionally, but the controllers just aren't precise enough. Keyboard and mouse still beats a controller for shooters when it comes to speed and accuracy...
  17. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Lol, didn't MS themselves admit in a study that PC gamers own console players?

    In FPS games.
  18. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +455

    I'll shell out for them - but I've gotta have my PCs too.
  19. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    You know the amusing thing it that every tech website has now headlined the word Kinect. Makes you wonder if that might have been the reason behind for what he said.
  20. I have been pc gaming since 1986, FPS's and Flight simulators, and stategy, ive played cod:waw on a wii and was horrible i'll stick to the pc. It is downright criminal what happened to the good flightsims, consoles are worthless for flightsims and they dont make any for the good ones ie., janes longbow2 , for the pc.
  21. spitfire122

    spitfire122 TS Rookie

    hardly FPS on PCs? is this ****ing ***** stupid or just has down syndrome he can't help? FPS are MEANT FOR PC. Mouse + keyboard is how you shoot, not with analog fag stick. Its impossible to actually shoot and aim propertly with xbox / ps3 controller.

    real skill is from mouse+keyboard. until those things are placed into every new xbox 720 and PS4, PC FPS will always be better.
  22. are yu insane man ?
    only children use consoles.. especialy for first person shooters !

    Battlefield Mw2 are all on Steam / Valve ...
    check the Pc sales ...
  23. Well, He's not really looking at the Big Picture. Halo is what? played by almost all FPS gamers all over the world? Even Counter Strike is played by many in some countries who never even played Halo. Here in the Philippines for Example, never had an official Halo Tournament, its just not popular. Thats why almost FPS Tournaments are PC-Based.

    I've Tried Halo, its good but doesnt really amazed me. and besides, its real awkward for me to play FPS not holding on to a Keyboard and a Mouse.

    That to say, at least, that PC-FPS gaming is sure to stay and will be good for the majority depending on their Influences. Saying "hardly anyone plays FPS on PC" is a big overstatement, its like saying, in 5 years, FPS will all be console based.
  24. Bollocks. Consoles have ruined FPS'ers for a whole generation of young people who will probably never understand how good a FPS can be.
  25. I bough a consol for one main reason, to fet my kids off of my computer! So when I get home I can play my games, surf the net, program, etc...

    As far as games go, FPS are not the only game in town and many play RTS games like Civ. This article is little more than a press peice to drum up sales for their new controller.

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