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Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 13:16:44


Thomas 633
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PS1: 102 million.
PS2: 155 million.
PS3: 80 million.
PS4: 39.5 million (as of 1.6.2016).

As you can see, people are buying less video game consoles, and less variety in games:

Best selling games:
PS1: GT1, 10.8 million
PS2: GTA: San Andreas, 17.33 million.
PS3: GTA5: 20 million.

Is this a bad thing?
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 13:21:43


Papysh
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More people are playing now on PC's, because of better graphics and PC gaming can be less expensive
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 13:23:19


Thomas 633
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True. I reckon I also set a record for most things abbreviated in that post above. I just realised that. 10 abbreviations.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 15:07:31


MightySpeck (a Koala) 
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actually i would say it has nothing to do with PC gaming, I think most people think that the PS4 is just the same console as the PS3 except the graphics are better, and they are fine with keeping their old systems with already a bunch of games on them.

Also now there isn't a lot of kids wanting an Xbox 360 to play COD on because they want Minecraft/CS:GO/Garry's mod instead.

Edit:And while the are on the PC, I meant that they didn't go there for graphics, they went there for games. Also Most PCs that have good graphics are MORE expensive then a Console (at about $400)

Edited 1/25/2016 15:14:01
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 15:19:47


Gen. NumbNuts
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Yeah but you're getting your money's worth for a 400 dollar rig as opposed to a 400 dollar little computer. Consoles are basically computers with graphics from 2010. Anything a console can do, a real computer can do better.

But yeah let's face it, consoles are just slowly adding better graphis. There is no real point of getting a new console I'm u less you're that cool friend who'll get one just so you can hang out with that one friend who has no pc.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 15:24:07


[REGL] Pooh 
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mobile gaming is more convenient?
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 15:44:43

Omniscient 
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The logic that there's no reason to get a new console because all that is changing is the graphics is asinine. That logic would only make sense if every game being released on PS4 was also being released on the PS3 with lesser graphics. That's not the case, most games coming out today are only coming out on the current gen of consoles. People buy new consoles so they can continue to play newly released games.

It's also silly to imply that because GTA V outsold previous consoles best-selling games that that's somehow proof of a decrease in variety.

And, no, consoles are not "PC's with graphics from 2010".

In 2010 Mass Effect 2 was up there as one of the best looking games. Newly released console games absolutely look better than Mass Effect 2 did on PC.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 16:01:02


Gen. NumbNuts
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You're taking the "2010" bit too literally. My point is that the graphics on consoles will not surpass graphics on a pc unless the pc you're using sucks balls. I have a shitty rig right now, and Skyrim looks a million miles better than the one on ps3. I know this for a fact because I have Skyrim for the ps3.

Its just how it is. PC master race is a thing for a reason.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 16:17:41


Lolicon love 
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yeah PC is an unbeatable beast.
It cost less in the long run and lives longer too.
Plus it has more games than console.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 17:06:09


Fan the Apostle
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Rest in pieces : My PC.

Underpriveligged console owners don't get 60fps!

I'd rather get a PC
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 17:27:30


GeneralPE
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It's cuz you can't play WL on console.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 17:32:23


muddleszoom
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it is because more counsels are coming out
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 18:08:25


Bane 
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PS4 is outpacing PS3 comparing both consoles first 2 years on the market. same for Xbox One and Xbox 360. PS4 is even outpacing the PS2(the best selling console of all time) with those same statistics.

PS4 is sitting north of 30mil units sold, Xbox One is ~15Mil which looks comparatively bad, but is still outpacing the 360 as mentioned above.

console gaming is not dead, last gen lasted too long.

Edited 1/25/2016 18:08:58
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:16:35


Thomas 633
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I spent $1,200 on my laptop (well my parents did). I can play games on it!

*tries to play NFS 2012*

*computer plays it at about 15fps*


"F*** this, I'm getting a One."


Just my opinion about PC's. A good one over here is 4x more expensive than a console.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:22:27


OxTheAutist 
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Yeah, but 1 Aussie dollar is 1 British piece of gum on your shoe.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:23:32


Lolicon love 
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but a good PC will out live a console.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:34:25

Luna {TJC}
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>Laptop
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:37:33


Lord Varys
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I spent $1,200 on my laptop (well my parents did). I can play games on it!

*tries to play NFS 2012*

*computer plays it at about 15fps*


"F*** this, I'm getting a One."


Just my opinion about PC's. A good one over here is 4x more expensive than a console.


You can get an excellent gaming laptop for $1200- and a PC that will max everything.

You just need to do research ! ! !

That's probably why you ended up getting a sucky laptop; most people have no idea how to buy a gaming computer. Next time, do your homework.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:39:51


Ξ Nanaimo
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I'm pretty sure it's because smart phones are so popular, and they are becoming more and more powerful. Plus, you can take them anywhere, and the games are easier to play for 15 minutes or so while you have a short break.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:40:11


Thomas 633
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Go into a shop: look at laptops: buy one that looks cool. I play console only except when at school and then I really shouldn't be playing anything (silly me).
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:43:17


Lolicon love 
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what retard buys a laptop/PC based on how "cool" it looks.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 22:56:43


Thomas 633
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Alright, tell me which laptop you would buy based on:
It can't cost more than $1200
It can't be faster than a non-gaming laptop from 2012.
Your parents will be happy with.
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/computers-tablets/computers/laptops
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:03:48


Lolicon love 
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well
1-I don't know computers I have to do research first,
2-I don't know how fast a 2012 laptop was/is.

I'm a console peasant at heart not a member of the master race.

Edited 1/25/2016 23:04:47
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:06:50


Lord Varys
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@ Thomas

There's your problem. The store your shopping at sucks. Complete utter ripoff.
(at least when it comes to gaming laptops)

XD

Edited 1/25/2016 23:07:03
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:07:21


Thomas 633
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Me too. I just love certain games too much, and I am pretty noobish at fixing computers.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:08:24


Lolicon love 
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Yeah I have a half decent cheap one that I custom built it.
It's better to buy buy parts and build i yourself.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:10:01


Lord Varys
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Fixing computers? WTF?

If you have even the slightest amount of intelligence (and the cash to buy games) you wont need to really fix your computer.

Eventually youll need to upgrade video card/ CPU, but not really fixing stuff. Its actually kinda easy.
Why don't people buy as many video game consoles?: 1/25/2016 23:10:25


Lord Varys
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I built mine to Loli, for under $250.
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