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PC gaming vs. console gaming - who is winning?

Ignite Game Technologies compiled data to create an infographic which shows a much clearer image of who is winning the fight between PC gaming and console gaming (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Agent-86  +   1514d ago
Glad I'm a combo gamer and don't have to chose. I have a gaming PC for the multi-plats and superior graphics plus a PS3 for it's great line-up of exclusives. An added benefit is that they're both free to play online; they make a great gaming combo.

Here is my gaming equation: (BF3 on PC) + (Uncharted 3 on PS3) = AMAZING!
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NewMonday  +   1514d ago
i was off PC for some time but this is a big year for it:

Witcher 2
Skyrim
BF3

and soon Star Wars MMORPG
Cosmit  +   1514d ago
Who's winning? I'm winning. Own both a gaming PC and PS3. "WINNING" :P
miyamoto  +   1514d ago
How about the pirates and hackers on PC, 360, Wii, PSP. DS, 3DS? Are they winning,too?
AgentWD40  +   1514d ago
my equation
Uncharted 3 ps3 + forza 4 360 + rbr pc = gaming perfection.
frostypants  +   1514d ago
I play PS3, 360, and PC, but this analysis is crap. $20 says those revenue numbers include F2P/social garbage games. In fact I know they do.

There was another chart posted here a while back that breaks it all out, and when you take out that fluff and focus on core games (i.e. the kind gamers actually think of when we discuss this), PC gaming has been flat at best for years now.

Also, the reliability thing was stupid, as every PC is different and they can be plenty unreliable. Not 360 unreliable, but certainly PS3-level unreliable.

Just a PC fanboy misleading article.
papashango  +   1514d ago
Core games? Would you say world of warcraft is a core game? I'm genuinely interested in your answer
gnvr  +   1514d ago
good answer :D
D3mons0ul  +   1514d ago
The people who don't care one way or the other are the only true winners.
Shok  +   1514d ago
You can't determine a winner, because the 2 different kinds of platforms aren't even in competition with eachother.

Anyways, glad I'm an open-minded gamer that enjoys his PC and his consoles, so I don't have to choose.
kramun  +   1514d ago
I wasn't aware there was a fight.
fourthpersonview  +   1514d ago
I'd be a PC gamer but the hardware requirements of new games go up so fast.
kramun  +   1514d ago
Not really. Maybe a bit more this year, but for the last 4 years the need for upgrading to play the latest and greatest games hasn't really been an issue.
frostypants  +   1514d ago
I would argue part of that is due to the fact that there haven't been too many AAA games for PC in the last few years.
Bladesfist  +   1514d ago
Frosty what are you talking about? So all the multi plat AAA are not on pc? did we not get sc2 and witcher 2?

The reason requirements dont go up is because games are made and limited for consoles
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frostypants  +   1514d ago
I should have said "exclusive AAA", but anyways...

Bladesfist, you just inadvertently made an argument against the point of PCs. If they are being held back by consoles, then why shell out the cash for a gaming PC that is only going to provide a marginally improved experience of the same game?

I used to build a new rig every 2 years. Now? It's been 3 years and will probably be another 2 before I do another. Why? Because there aren't enough "true" PC titles, that truly take advantage of the hardware, to justify it. I'm not gonna pay for all that just so that I can play Mass Effect in slightly higher resolution.

PC games often can support user mods, which is a great thing, but hardly something to hang a hat on.

I've been playing PC games since the 1990s. Anyone who claims that PC gaming isn't in a rut at the moment is in denial. Sure, F2P and social games are way up, but that's hardly a good thing for true gamers.
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Play2Win  +   1514d ago
Technically PC all the way. Just look at Battlefield 3 for example. PC Version is superior in almost every way. I have only a good PC. When I play console games @ friends it's alwasy fun ... but the resolution for example is something I could not stand. I play in real 1080p. Some console games aren't even 720p. For some people this isn't a big deal, for me it's like day and night. Next point is gameplay/controlling. Mouse and Keyboard is everything when it comes to every kind of Shooter. You make a fool out of yourself by saying different. There are a few good games on consoles. But they don't make buy a 5 year old technology with 2-3 good games.
Tommy334  +   1514d ago
Console is winning I own a eagle eye converter on my PS3 which allows me to use my mouse and keyboard on any PS3 game :)
Play2Win  +   1514d ago
This isn't the sense of console gaming. By using Eagle Eye you can also play on PC. IF you play console then you should stay with your controller. And the DualShock3 is the best Controller.
Tommy334  +   1514d ago
I know but I was starring you have options just like on the PC you can use s Ps3 controller. But what it really cones down to is games and
PS3 destroys PC in that category.
MysticStrummer  +   1514d ago
Console for me. I've been gaming on consoles since before the Atari 2600, and though I've tried PC gaming several times through the years I always come back to consoles because that's where the games I want to play are for the most part.
Gam3rSinceBiRTH  +   1514d ago
It's been awhile since I gamed on a PC, since the days of Counterstrike and Starcraft. The Xbox 360 and Ps3 is where I roam now. Console gaming!!!
Farsendor1  +   1514d ago
pc gaming 100%
Wintersun616  +   1514d ago
He who enjoys his gaming no matter on what platform is winning.
Somebody  +   1514d ago
PC for me since it got me started in gaming with Starcraft and Counterstrike. Had I been bitten by the controller instead of a mouse first then I might be a console gamer right now. Tried the PS2 and add an X-Box 360 controller to my PC...not my cup of tea.

One man's honey is another man's poison...something like that.
Apolloeye  +   1514d ago
Its a bit weird mesauring GPU speeds when they use different clocks, different architecture, different bus and different pipes...

Its like saying a 1Ghz Pentium 3 is just as good as a 4-core 1Ghz XEON...
gypsygib  +   1514d ago
Everyone, this has been great for games on all platforms.
Faelan  +   1514d ago
I don't really care much about who is winning.

A lot of the games I play are PC exclusives (flightsims, MMOs, RTSes etc.) or simply run/look better on the PC (Skyrim etc.). I can only think of a couple of games I would have liked to play that are console exclusives. So my focus is obviously on PC gaming since I can't justify buying a console for just a couple of games.

I don't have any particular loyalty to PC gaming though.

Ultimately, it's the games I'm interested in, not the platform. If all the games I play suddenly became console exclusives or for some reason more enjoyable on consoles, then I would get a console instead and use a cheap laptop for surfing and such.
DragonKnight  +   1514d ago
Oh wow is this "study" flawed.
DeadIIIRed  +   1514d ago
Agreed, but I believe this study is only a small sample of a larger more detailed study that you have to purchase. It does reek of bias just by looking at this though.
DragonKnight  +   1514d ago
I agree. Plus, why would you pay them to gain access to the full study? If someone has that kind of money to throw around, they need to get in touch with me and fund the "dude needs more games" fund.

Also, I have found that many studies involving PC gaming love to include things they leave out of consoles. Such as indie games. That's a bad example, but it's the first that popped into mind.
Orpheus  +   1514d ago
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SpinalRemains138  +   1513d ago
Whos winning?

There's a competition? I thought we were supposed to beat the games, not another platform having nothing to do with each other.

La la la la lame

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