What will happen to the PC market if the PS4 becomes the cheapest "PC" to buy

#1Troll_InspectorPosted 5/12/2013 8:21:06 AM
We all know that the PS4 has already been beaten by higher-end PC's of today, but when it inevitably comes out with its $400 - $500 price tag, how is the PC market going to compete?

Why buy a PC of the same specs as the PS4 when you can buy a PS4 and save a couple of hundred dollars?

Also, PS4 is a product of minimal fuss. The casual audience don't have the time to set up their PC, install games and extra peripherals. Plus the casual audience want split-screen multiplayer too.

It would be hyperbole to even suggest that the PC market will be in danger, of course it won't, however I think the PS4 is in a very healthy situation.
#2PeteZaHutxPosted 5/12/2013 8:22:44 AM
These topics are seriously starting to get out of hand, dont come complaining when this topic inevitably turns into a PC vs PS4 war.
#3LoshadtPosted 5/12/2013 8:23:53 AM
Because the PC already has its market. Just like people buy consoles for their exclusives, people buy PC's for their exclusives (well, that and the fact that having a computer is kind of important).

The only people who don't consider PC a viable option because of its price tag are people who would not know enough about computers to build and maintain one themselves anyway.
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#4AsucaHayashiPosted 5/12/2013 8:26:43 AM(edited)
Why buy a PC of the same specs as the PS4 when you can buy a PS4 and save a couple of hundred dollars?

http://slickdeals.net/f/3733274-Steam-Winter-Sale-Day-5-Posted
http://savygamer.co.uk/2011/06/30/steam-summer-sale/
http://www.shacknews.com/article/74165/gamefly-begins-huge-summer-sale-today
http://compsimgames.about.com/od/gamingtips/tp/Steam-Summer-Sale-2012.htm
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480502
http://www.trueachievements.com/n9436/gamefly-summer-pc-download-sale-concluding.htm
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/05/18/weekend-game-deals-armazing-stories/
http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=186615
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/726606/steam-sale-on-bethesda-and-id-software-games-get-the-quakecon-2012-pack/
http://www.destructoid.com/good-old-games-huge-holiday-sale-begins-217733.phtml
www.humblebundle.com
www.indiegala.com
www.indieroyale.com
http://www.thebrokepcgamer.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYoI13P3Gfs&feature=player_embedded#!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGwEuBkBBso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3-xw_BOwo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdS2KcdsKyI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBE2EFNQoEo

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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
#5M DAMAGEPosted 5/12/2013 8:30:22 AM
My pc isnt cutting edge current but overall is more powerful than ps4.

So in short, nothing will happen to the pc market.
#6Troll_Inspector(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2013 8:31:41 AM
AsucaHayashi posted...
Why buy a PC of the same specs as the PS4 when you can buy a PS4 and save a couple of hundred dollars?

http://slickdeals.net/f/3733274-Steam-Winter-Sale-Day-5-Posted
http://savygamer.co.uk/2011/06/30/steam-summer-sale/
http://www.shacknews.com/article/74165/gamefly-begins-huge-summer-sale-today
http://compsimgames.about.com/od/gamingtips/tp/Steam-Summer-Sale-2012.htm
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480502
http://www.trueachievements.com/n9436/gamefly-summer-pc-download-sale-concluding.htm
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/05/18/weekend-game-deals-armazing-stories/
http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=186615
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/726606/steam-sale-on-bethesda-and-id-software-games-get-the-quakecon-2012-pack/
http://www.destructoid.com/good-old-games-huge-holiday-sale-begins-217733.phtml
www.humblebundle.com
www.indiegala.com
www.indieroyale.com
http://www.thebrokepcgamer.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYoI13P3Gfs&feature=player_embedded#!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGwEuBkBBso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3-xw_BOwo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdS2KcdsKyI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBE2EFNQoEo

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Why buy software when you can pay monthly and stream your games?
#7MegagunstarmanPosted 5/12/2013 8:35:09 AM
the pc market is already dyeing because of piracy

http://www.gamechup.com/pachter-publishers-have-abandoned-pc-platform-due-to-piracy/

and when the ps4 is out and its 2 gens ahead of pc (DDR3 vs. DDR5), it will be the final nail
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#8LoshadtPosted 5/12/2013 8:36:20 AM
From: Megagunstarman | Posted: 5/12/2013 11:35:09 AM | #007
http://www.gamechup.com/pachter-publishers-have-abandoned-pc-platform-due-to-piracy/


pachter-publishers-have-abandoned-pc-platform


pachter


You heard it here folks, PC is getting more publishers than ever.
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#9PeteZaHutxPosted 5/12/2013 8:44:41 AM
Megagunstarman posted...
the pc market is already dyeing because of piracy

http://www.gamechup.com/pachter-publishers-have-abandoned-pc-platform-due-to-piracy/

and when the ps4 is out and its 2 gens ahead of pc (DDR3 vs. DDR5), it will be the final nail


are you seriously using patcher as your source of proof? your risking your credibility here.I mean this is the same man who said this gen was the last wave of consoles ,the same person who defended Ubosoft's draconian tier DRM, the same person who called all Nintendo fans idiots.

Thats just plain ignorance,he shouldn't call an entire fanbase idiots because he disagrees with their views.That man is filth.
#10DaLaggaPosted 5/12/2013 8:58:48 AM
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I can't believe people are actually responding seriously to a topic created by someone with a new username that basically admits they're a troll. My guess is that it's Megagunstarman's alt.