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#1  Edited By FreedomFreeLife
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PC gaming is crushing consoles in both market value and power

http://www.mweb.co.za/games/ViewNewsArticle/tabid/2549/Article/14333/PC-gaming-is-crushing-consoles-in-both-market-value-and-power.aspx

PC gaming hardware market value doubles that of consoles

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), whom reported that PC gaming hardware is valued at $21.5 billion, over double the amount of the console gaming market.

PC valued = $21.5 billion

PS3,PS4,XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, WII, WII U, DS, 3DS, PSP, PSVita = $10,75 billion

The best gaming experience is on the PC

The best possible gaming experience will undoubtedly remain on PC, as hardware become ever more powerful. Simply put, consoles can not be upgraded, while with a PC sky is the limit. One prime example of how PC gaming is already pulling ahead of the newly released current-gen consoles is 4K gaming.

The current-gen consoles, namely the PS4 and Xbox One, are still only at the beginning of their life-cycle. Sadly, the consoles simply do not have the power required to run games at 1440p, also known as 4K.

4K gaming is already a reality for highest-end PC gaming systems and even mass-market machines can now push out 2560x1440 resolution while maintaining decent frame rates, well beyond the 1080p resolution (1920x1080) offered by the current-gen consoles.

When on PS4 about 100 games coming out this year, then on PC it´s 400 exclusive games out 2014 alone. If we take multiplatform games then PS4 is clearly inferior gaming platform.

PC is best platform for exclusives, for multiplatform but also INDIE games. And yes... better gameplay, graphics, and online too :)

Just few example (there are over 1000 INDIE GAMES COMING OUT EXCLUSIVLY ON PC)

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#2 deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd
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"4K which is far ahead of the console's 1920 x 1080" ... the funny thing about that.... is they can't even do that.... 8 years later.

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#3  Edited By lglz1337
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spreadsheet race still trying

chair gamers isolated from the world with no friends

benchmark this shit m8

sad lemming hiding behind pc

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#4 jg4xchamp
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Yo Xenonauts. I know this thread had nothing to do with that game, but **** it. That game is legit as ****.

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#5  Edited By deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd
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@lglz1337 said:

spreadsheet race still trying

chair gamers isolated from the world with no friends

benchmark this shit m8

you sound bitter, don't worry your teenage years of sweaty kids sitting around a console like bros will give way. ven your console developers don't see the point in developing for it anymore.

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#6 R4gn4r0k
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See, you know PC has already won this generation when this is the best consolites can come up with to attack the platform:

@lglz1337 said:

spreadsheet race still trying

chair gamers isolated from the world with no friends

benchmark this shit m8

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#7 CrownKingArthur
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1440p is not 4k. 2160p is 4k.

i've got no immediate plans to outlay expenditure on a next genner, but i have got plans to invest in pc games and hardware.

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#9 blangenakker
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Tell us something we don't know?

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#10 sukraj
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@blangenakker said:

Tell us something we don't know?

I know ive heard this topic a thousand times.

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#11 Gue1
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yet devs prefer to make games for consoles and then, maybe, make a hand me down port to PC down the road. Go figure.

From game software side most of PC money comes from F2P games.

On HW side I bet most of those high end parts are not even used for gaming. Which is why the home of Triple A games is and always will be on consoles.

And lol look at those crappy looking exclusives.

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#12 lglz1337
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@MBirdy88: ohrly LOL

you expecting too much don't act you know me!

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@Gue1 said:

yet devs prefer to make games for consoles and then, maybe, make a hand me down port to PC down the road. Go figure.

Could have fooled with the majority of AAA games being develop with a PC version from the start.

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#14  Edited By lglz1337
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@R4gn4r0k: yes waiting for gta lol

ohh and fifa plays verry well on pc lol

isolated 1 player gamers

dat 4% having monster machines so great

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#15 lglz1337
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call me when pc has his next triple AAA exclusive lol

maybe 2020 ?

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LOL i love pc gamers, the air of self delusion and self superiority is completely off the scale.

You may have more power than the new consoles but show a me a single pc game that completely and fully takes advantage of every single feature of your new $500 graphics card....

PC gaming will always be led by the consoles whether you like it or not, so while u all sit there feeling smug and superior us console gamers are all laughin at u for having all of this potential but only using it at console level.

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@l34052 said:

LOL i love pc gamers, the air of self delusion and self superiority is completely off the scale.

You may have more power than the new consoles but show a me a single pc game that completely and fully takes advantage of every single feature of your new $500 graphics card....

PC gaming will always be led by the consoles whether you like it or not, so while u all sit there feeling smug and superior us console gamers are all laughin at u for having all of this potential but only using it at console level.

no just no you dont understand like most console gamers you have no clue what makes pc gaming amazing and what justifies a $500 graphics card.

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devs preference for making pc games

laugh out loud

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@lglz1337 said:

@MBirdy88: ohrly LOL

you expecting too much don't act you know me!

what kinda response is this? the tantrum still ongoing I see?

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#20 lglz1337
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@MBirdy88: BS talk always get BS response, so now you know!

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#21 FreedomFreeLife
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@blangenakker said:

Tell us something we don't know?

then why in best graphics ever Playstation 4 won better graphics than PC and people said PS4 is more powerful. IM CONFUSED

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#22  Edited By deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd
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@lglz1337 said:

@MBirdy88: BS talk always get BS response, so now you know!

in what way was this topic BS to make you repond the way you did? oh right... none... just throwing a tantrum at facts.

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#23 RedentSC
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I like how the article left out price... which is the most important factor.

I switch from PC gaming about 3 years ago. I was sick of having to keep up to date and upgrade at least one component a year (around £300 minimum PER YEAR) just to keep ontop of that ever breaking wave of games.

PC gaming has its fedelity and yes its impressive (BF4 on PC is an entirely different beast to PS4) but the drawback of PC are massive and cannot be ignored

Personally... i'm happy i shifted to console. Spent what i would have in a single year on hardware for one product which will keep me happily gaming for the next 5 years at least. I'll use the other £1200 MINIMUM saved on somthing more worth while. This is the major issue. Who has that much money just to throw around.... and any hermit who banters on about PC superiority and doesn't recognise this fact is either an ignorant bellend with lots of money, or are just trolling. So can we put this topic to sleep again for the 500th time?

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@MBirdy88 said:

@lglz1337 said:

@MBirdy88: BS talk always get BS response, so now you know!

in what way was this topic BS to make you repond the way you did? oh right... none... just throwing a tantrum at facts.

Don't they always?

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@FreedomFreeLife said:

power

In other news, the sky is blue.

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@l34052 said:

LOL i love pc gamers, the air of self delusion and self superiority is completely off the scale.

You may have more power than the new consoles but show a me a single pc game that completely and fully takes advantage of every single feature of your new $500 graphics card....

PC gaming will always be led by the consoles whether you like it or not, so while u all sit there feeling smug and superior us console gamers are all laughin at u for having all of this potential but only using it at console level.

You mean, the lowest common denominator is led by budget consoles? no kidding batman... welcome to pretty much any industry out there.

Still doesn't change the facts though. PC Gaming is bigger, better and dominating.

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#27 Roler42
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In other news: The sky is blue, Consolites are bitter, and Destiny is coming to PC in march 2015

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#28  Edited By B_rich84
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I just wanted to say that I game at 1440p, BUT that is not 4k gaming. Yes it is much much better than 1080p, a lot more real estate on screen and virtually no jaggies.

4k gaming is 3840x2160.

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This is all well and good until you consider the initial cost. Even if PC gaming is cheaper over all the initial cost means console have a place.

Question - If you build a PC the size of a console, put it under your TV and only use a controller to use it. Doesn't it become a console??

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#30 lglz1337
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@MBirdy88: stay save internet warrior

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#31 happyduds77
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No surprise here, PC has always been superior. But I hate it when people bring how affordable PC gaming is and 4k in the same context.

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#33 happyduds77
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@tdkmillsy said:

This is all well and good until you consider the initial cost. Even if PC gaming is cheaper over all the initial cost means console have a place.

Question - If you build a PC the size of a console, put it under your TV and only use a controller to use it. Doesn't it become a console??

Take in count that you have to pay 60 bucks yearly for online play and games are expensive on consoles.

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#34  Edited By Roler42
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@tdkmillsy said:

This is all well and good until you consider the initial cost. Even if PC gaming is cheaper over all the initial cost means console have a place.

Question - If you build a PC the size of a console, put it under your TV and only use a controller to use it. Doesn't it become a console??

My rig cost $350 to put together, if I want to upgrade i'll end up spending $80-$100 to get a new gpu if i want to outdo consoles, in the long run it's still cheaper than consoles

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#35  Edited By Jag85
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The console market is still bigger than the PC market overall:

The console market is worth over $30 billion, not $10 billion. Where did they get such a ridiculously small number from?

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#37 FreedomFreeLife
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@Jag85 said:

The console market is still bigger than the PC market overall:

The console market is worth over $30 billion, not $10 billion. Where did they get such a ridiculously small number from?

Your numbers are fake. Newzoo is not even trustful source. They said PS4 is more powerful PC

You lost

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#38 happyduds77
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@Jag85 said:

The console market is still bigger than the PC market overall:

The console market is worth over $30 billion, not $10 billion. Where did they get such a ridiculously small number from?

Yeah it seemed weird how GTA V alone made 1 billion in just 3 days on consoles yet the console market supposdely couldn't even get past 10 billion with all the other games included

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@Gue1 said:

yet devs prefer to make games for consoles and then, maybe, make a hand me down port to PC down the road. Go figure.

so thats the reason why every multiplat looks and play better on PC?

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@CrownKingArthur said:

1440p is not 4k. 2160p is 4k.

The article didn't say it was.

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#41  Edited By SambaLele
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Was gifted a PS4. There are few good games, and gfx are great, at least imo. But, funny enough, my favorite game there is Don't Starve, and I'm actually playing PC more than my PS4. Certainly wouldn't be playing much more if it was any other console.

Probably I'm going to invest more on PC this gen than in consoles, and it's been a while since that was the best way to go (imo again). Now it's just clearly a no-brainer. Funny though, I'm still going with a Sony console + PC this gen, though it was PS3+PC last gen, now it's gonna be PC+PS4 (first platform being the main one).

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#42  Edited By aroxx_ab
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I dont care if PC got over 400 games this year and consoles 100. I only buy like 12games in a year and the best/most games is on consoles imo. You cant say best exclusives is on PC it is only an opinion.

It will take many many years before 4k is standard resolution and i wont change my 1080p tv anytime soon. PC may have many games but most of them is simple indie trash anyway...

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@SambaLele said:

Was gifted a PS4.

if someone gift me PS4 (or any next gen console) i would sell it and upgrade my PC even more for that money.

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#45  Edited By SambaLele
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@system-reboot said:

@SambaLele said:

Was gifted a PS4.

if someone gift me PS4 (or any next gen console) i would sell it and upgrade my PC even more for that money.

Why would I do that if I don't need the money? Plus, I look forward to Sony exclusives, I usually like their first party studios' games.

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No it doesn't.

Besides indie games are garbage.I didn't bought a $700 card to play an 8bit crap coding by some hipster in his mom's basement.

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@ShepardCommandr said:

No it doesn't.

Besides indie games are garbage.I didn't bought a $700 card to play an 8bit crap coding by some hipster in his mom's basement.

while i agree most of them are. but beside if shadow warrior and hard reset count than they are some of the best FPS around there.

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@farrell2k said:

@aroxx_ab said:

I dont care if PC got over 400 games this year and consoles 100. I only buy like 12games in a year and the best/most games is on consoles imo. You cant say best exclusives is on PC it is only an opinion.

It will take many many years before 4k is standard resolution and i wont change my 1080p tv anytime soon. PC may have many games but most of them is simple indie trash anyway...

You literally just wrote that the pc has 4x as many games as consoles, then in the very next sentence claimed that the most games are on consoles. Let me guess, you're a console kid? That was a rhetorical question...

He did write "if"... He never stated that PC has more games as consoles. AS a console and PC gamer I prefer console exclusives much more than PC exclusives. Honestly besides ARMA 3 I can't remember the last PC exclusive that I've played. Multiplats I usually prefer to play on PC due to the added graphics options and higher resolution, but if those standards were available on consoles I'd prefer console gaming.

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2012 report based on 2011 data that projects the market into 2016 and TC eats it up as if it were new.

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@Cranler said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

1440p is not 4k. 2160p is 4k.

The article didn't say it was.

"Sadly, the consoles simply do not have the power required to run games at 1440p, also known as 4K."