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Is Console Gaming Dying?

Over the past couple of years, predominantly this year, there has been speculation that console gaming is on its way down while PC gaming is on its way up. The argument about which is better (PC or console) has been going on longer than I care to remember. Moreover, it had looked like the critics were right. Without having to pay a monthly fee and the fact that most games were on both PC and console , it looked like the PC would one day gain enough firepower to overcome consoles and end them forever. Until E3 came along.

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allformats1030d ago

Simple answer is no. Thanks for asking.

JumpToGamer1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

No worries :)

No_Limit1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

I don't see console gaming dying simply due to the fact that Television is still a large part of every household. It will be here for a long time because TVs will be here for a very long time to come. Dedicated Portable gaming, on the other hand, are on the way out, simply due to the fact that Smartphones are becoming the norm just like a TVs are in our home.

Dunpeal1030d ago

Agree. and I don't get where "experts" keep getting this idea that mobile gaming will be the console's downfall. Yeah, maybe if all everyone wanted to play was angrybirds and bejewled lol

christian hour1030d ago

I remember the first time I heard this argument, It was in the OPSMUK around 1997 or so when the original Tomagotchis hit, and havent stopped hearing it every year since. Just more people fishing for hits with the same old story.

MariaHelFutura1030d ago

Playstation 4 is doing well everywhere on the internet. Polls, Forums, Facebook, Youtube, Amazon and wherever gaming and social activities combine. You should probably change that pic.

JumpToGamer1030d ago

I think the Pic of a PS4 actually works, it's relevant to the initial question about next-gen consoles not being as popular as PC gaming, but E3 kinda proved that wasn't the case when both were showed of, and especially the PS4 :)

Saints941030d ago

Hmm, Try the sales at every huge store that shows the records of pre-order sales. That should give you a answer.

The_KELRaTH1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

Pre-orders can be cancelled. If pre-orders required a purchase payment you can bet there wouldn't be any pre-orders.

I've pre-ordered the PS4 but I'm still keeping a close eye on all the info not released as yet - aka I read a day ago that COD will still use peer to peer networking which is a definite no sale - BUT are there going to be other games still opting for this and if so what's the point of paying for PSN online - I'd rather use a PC with dedicated servers.

I will have a PC gaming kit anyway as I've ordered the Star Citizen game which is PC only.

So it's PC and likely PS4 but not 100% as yet.

slivery1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

When people stop spending money on over priced Apple products and phones. Then you can be concerned. If people are apparently that broke and can still afford all those things..

I think consoles will do just fine. Everyone I mean every person I know already has their PS4's and Xbox One's paid off already.

I don't know about the Xbox One myself but I think the PS4 is going to be huge. I haven't seen people this excited for a console in a very long time.

Foxgod1030d ago

In no way, the console business is wilder then ever.
Both PC gaming and console gaming are here to stay, there should be at least one more console generation after the X1 and the ps4.

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