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PC Gaming Set to Dominate Console Gaming?

Posted on Monday, September 26 @ 09:17:23 Eastern by
According to the infographic posted below created by Ignite Game Technologies, developers of the online racing game Simraceway, PC gaming may be back on the rise to reconquer the gaming space: "Now that PCs have developed better graphics and social qualities, gamers may be leaving their PS3s and heading back to the computer chair."

It's difficult for me to be swayed by bare data and polished graphics, and this infographic has its faults in many areas particularly because it's trying to win the argument that PC gaming is winning the console war. I mean, the Xbox 360 and PS3 are technically computers (though I understand the distinction), and the infographic doesn't include figures for the Nintendo DS and 3DS or the PlayStation Portable. As expected, it also bolsters its figures by including downloaded and boxed games on social networks, casual game websites, MMOs, and other PC platforms (from the 2011 Games Market Revenue Report by Newzoo).

Then it goes into how PCs have higher processing power and how new PC games are generally cheap, but that does not include the cost of a PC that can handle the best graphics and sound, and above all, piracy. So far, I've also had to ship two broken Xbox 360s, but I've also had to fix by PC twice as well, though this is not to excuse the questionable hardware of the Xbox 360 nor my maintenance of my laptop.

The figures near the bottom, however, are much more telling about the industry as a whole. Video games have grown 7.2% in the last five years, and as long as we continue to see advances in technology hardware and integration, it will only continue to grow. The last figure, though, on "The Future of PC Gaming" is quite ridiculous with its comparison between NCAA Football '11 and StarCraft II. The mere difference of 29,000 copies between two games in completely different genres and then relating that to the entire console vs. PC argument? Hmm...

There are just some games that belong on PC like RTSs and MMORPGs and others that belong on the console like Mario, Halo, and Uncharted. Both succeed in their respective spaces; there's enough room for everyone to be happy.

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