Computer vs. the console

Via the Boston Globe: It took just 10 days for video game maker Funcom Inc. to sell 400,000 copies of its newest title, Age of Conan, last month, making it one of the year's most successful debuts.

But for now, you can't play it on popular living-room consoles like Sony's PlayStation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii. Age of Conan is available only on desktop computers that use Microsoft's Windows operating system. PC gamers say its success helps debunk a popular belief: That console games have crushed the PC platform.

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ThatArtGuy3827d ago (Edited 3827d ago )

Nice double negative there and overuse of the word "and," sir.

codeazrael3827d ago

Great games on consoles are capable of selling a couple million copies in a day, let alone 10 days. If games like Crysis don't sell tons, and MMOs taking turns as to who is the most dominant (warcraft now, but remember evercrack???) and with people always having to upgrade their system, of course the consoles have won........they've long since won!

Freayr3827d ago (Edited 3827d ago )

@ ThatArtGuy

I believe the double negative and overuse of the word "and" were done for emphasis.

@ Codeazrael

The article never said that PC gaming has won, it is discussing the myth around the decline of PC gaming.
Also, upgrading my Rig is very fun, saving enough money to buy new parts, and getting an excelled experiance.

Also games such as FPS and RTS are so much more suited to the PC than consoles. Okay, i know there are alot of people who prefer analog sticks, but there's also many who do not.

RTS for PC is hands down in my oppinion. Also MMO's are great, and they do generate a hell of alot of revenue.

Rageanitus3827d ago

The only way a console can beat a pc out of the market is if video card manufaturers stop making video cards.

Simply put it... there is demand for gaming video cards.

The only way future consoles will ever advance is if pc gaming continues to advance

This reminds me too much like the car industry.... companies like subaru, mercedes, bmw etc EXPENSIVE brands are bought from ppl with more disposible incoe hence drive these brands to inovate and create new things hence for the mainstream the new inventions will be introducted. Why do you think they have racing events.... to test market and advertise productrs to the public

Sorry but its the pc gamers that help drive the industry hence new powerful products can be created for the casual market.

chanto233827d ago

except for emulators to play the old games...