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Next-gen consoles will struggle to beat PC, say industry insiders

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 3:22:20 PM PST
"Consoles arent going"

This is the only true part of your statement. Next gen is still going to be behind PC. Consoles really aren't going anywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 3:23:45 PM PST
That's a dumb question right there boy! I have purchase 5 PC for my household, but only one was for (some) gaming. Most people that purchase a pc do so for web/word processing and not for gaming. Lmao

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 3:25:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 3:27:54 PM PST
This gen PC were/are behind. Look at the total sale of software

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 3:48:24 PM PST
Lyrick_ says:
PC gaming hardware is on the rise, General PC sales are down, Console sales are down, Console software sales are down. Valve which operates Steam doesn't leak numbers, but they're on the rise as well.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 3:59:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 4:17:18 PM PST
I was a Hardcore console guy up until the middle of 2011. I put together a really nice gaming PC, found Steam, found out I could play on my couch with a 360 Wireless Controller and the rest was history. I now have a really high end gaming rig, Great deals on Steam and have no reason to go back to consoles. My 360 rarely gets turned on (only by my son when he wants to play Halo 4) and my PS3 is a dedicated Blu-Ray, Netflix, Hulu+ player. I can get 95% of games I like on the PC that look 10-20X better than their Console counterparts.

Next Gen for me is PC, Wii U (which will be opened up on Christmas Day) and PS Vita.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:12:52 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:16:15 PM PST
A good majority of consoles are used for media applications, not gaming. People are buying PCs for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:16:51 PM PST
You can't compare the two because the largest digital retailer, Steam, does NOT release sales figures. You fail again.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 4:21:49 PM PST
Joel H. says:
Know whats great about console compared to pc? I CAN RENT GAMES!

"Boy i sure am happy to have this spiffy new gaming pc! Tax refund- game set and match!Ohhh yeaa AC3 is installing now! Can't wait!

~7 hours later~


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:24:33 PM PST
Lyrick_ says:
I can purchase games on steam for less than it costs to rent for a couple days on console.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:31:09 PM PST
Joel H. says:
Well i mean i like to rent everything day one if i can. PC doesn't really give you that option. With gamefly you can play 3-4 new games a month for $30 or so.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 4:38:08 PM PST
Lyrick_ says:
With Gamefly you also have access to 300+ something PC games to be used at your leisure.

Not to mention the discounts available to you on PC titles.

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Posted on Dec 21, 2012 7:36:31 PM PST
HorizonBrave says:
Alright, alright folks. Yes consoles have that ''hassle-free'' approach, but it's becoming more and more limited as years pass by and PCs become faster and the digital platforms more organic.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 8:41:00 PM PST
PC World Order

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 8:46:04 PM PST

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 1:51:01 PM PST
ChuckSteak says:
Consoles back in my day never had to compete with PC. I didn't care that my SNES didn't have graphics like Mechwarrior 2 did on PC, same as I didn't care that my N64 didn't look as good as games like Half-Life and Deus Ex. Same with my PS2 and Xbox, I didn't care that they didn't look as good as PC, they still had games that I loved to play that PC didn't have, and vice versa. These days, consoles and PC's get basically get all multiplats, there's very few exclusives now.

Consoles should not compete with PC. Gaming as a whole was MUCH better when PC and consoles were separate platforms. Now they're talking about having digital distribution on the next consoles too. XD They better put a 2tb hard drive (at least 1.5tb) in the next consoles if they want digital distribution. Not to mention, "next gen" tech is expensive. I think they should aim at having a $400-$500 console, if they want to be a big leap over the Wii U. This will also cause the Wii U price to undoubtedly drop, which will make me consider buying one even more.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 2:02:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 2:03:41 PM PST
That's up to the person about which has better graphics the PC or The Game consoles, personally I've seen both and have never seen any difference between the high end graphics quality of a PC to the PS3 or Xbox 360. The area that turned me away from PC gaming was the need for continual upgrading such as the requirement for more and faster memory and a improved video card or audio card plus a faster CPU.

Why spend hundreds of dollars every year to upgrade a PC so I can play the newest game rather then just get the Xbox 360/PS3 and at most have to get a bigger storage device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 8:34:25 PM PST
who is AEK says:
.........only someone that knows NOTHING about PC gaming would even attempt to believe that you would have to upgrade your PC every year to continue to play the newest games.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:47:11 PM PST
And yet I don't see you buying many PC games how strange...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:07:16 PM PST
Consoles will never come close or compete directly with pc ever.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 1:09:29 AM PST
E. Manns says:
On one hand, consoles have been very attractive for me since the Genesis because it had all the "right" hardware to run games smoothly for the life of the console, my friends could come over and we could share a game and play on the same screen, and because my mom dominated the family PC and had it christened "for work Only!" That continued till very recently because my PC of choice was Mac (please no jokes, I choose them for their longevity and serving my art needs not gaming, and I played Escape Velocity far more and longer than any CoD game).

Now that I'm an adult with an apartment and a job and stuff, I'm at a crossroads. Because, now, the other hand is that I learned how to build a (pretty sweet) desktop for $600, I love multiplayer games more than anything else (can't get into the dedication required for MMO's though) but my 360 costs (average) $40 to play online for a year, and the audio and graphical potential of PC gaming is vastly greater. I'm looking greedily at Steam sales and several PC classics I missed out on, the performance of a mouse & keyboard, and genres that just aren't done often or well on consoles (space flight sims, RTS like StarCraft II, exploration games like Myst... Are there any new Myst-like beautiful games?).

The only thing holding me back from completely switching from PC (tho I did enjoy Halo 4), is none of my friends (except 1) have a gaming PC. We're not just talking LIVE buddies scattered around the continent, even the 5 guys I still hang out with from our days in school think PCs are for writing essays (we don't have to do that anymore guys!) or shopping online. I don't WANT to live a cyber-life, lose one of the main activities for guests to do while hanging out.

I'm not arguing that PC or console should win, I'm ASKING, how do I optimize my free time and meager budget without becoming something of a hermit?

(I need more friends that like outdoors stuff, lol).

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 1:21:06 AM PST
I'm currently finding it much easier to plug a 360 controller into my laptop to play XCOM and Skyrim than I am finding the motivation to boot up my 360 to play any number of titles in my backlog...

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 2:44:19 AM PST
Since PC companies are developing consoles like Nvidia, then sure, it's hard to beat PC.
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Initial post:  Dec 21, 2012
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