Why must "elitists" compare Steam Summer sales to XBL/ PSN sales?

#1Jedi454Posted 7/1/2014 5:15:36 PM
No matter where I go on the internet, there is always an try hard elitist saying "Blah blah poor console peasants, this is why steam is the future...", most of which they're look about 12 or 13 years old.

At first I was foolish enough to make comparisons between PC and console sales, but then I realised they're two different things. PCs should never be compared to consoles because their focus is different. PCs have so much competition and games are created on PCs, so they have to try and lower their prices for games to get more business, where as consoles are made by one company and they control the pricing.
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#2scoobydoobydontPosted 7/1/2014 5:16:59 PM
Because Steam sales are better.
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#3youngunner2123Posted 7/1/2014 5:18:08 PM
Leave that for the birds!!! Go play guacamelee it's live now (free) might have to bing it. It's an awesome game. Metroidvania style!!!!
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#4grimmdaddyPosted 7/1/2014 5:19:17 PM
scoobydoobydont posted...
Because Steam sales are better.


pretty much this, you don't see them charging full price for old games either
#5mrpicPosted 7/1/2014 5:19:20 PM
its not elitists its people who love games

we all want more games and when games are cheaper we can all afford more in reality xbox ps stores are overpriced and the value of digital games are inflated anyway.

all in all we wish we could have steam style sales on consoles and we wish digital games were cheaper on xbl ps store

this is why there are lots of threads because people want it!
#6uniquebadgerPosted 7/1/2014 5:20:13 PM
Jedi454 posted...
No matter where I go on the internet, there is always an try hard elitist saying "Blah blah poor console peasants, this is why steam is the future...", most of which they're look about 12 or 13 years old.

At first I was foolish enough to make comparisons between PC and console sales, but then I realised they're two different things. PCs should never be compared to consoles because their focus is different. PCs have so much competition and games are created on PCs, so they have to try and lower their prices for games to get more business, where as consoles are made by one company and they control the pricing.


You realize by making this topic you are just as bad as the "elites" that you are trying to call out are? Also steam sales are amazing, and as a gamer they actually get me interested in titles i probably wouldn't have given a second look to.

Also my problem with PSN/XBL is that the prices for digital are the same as physical, to me this is just stupid and it surprises me that people are willing to support digital at that price.
#7ztype85Posted 7/1/2014 5:23:02 PM(edited)
I'd love to have similar sales on PSN/XBL. The problem is that the reason you have these crazy sales on PC digital games is because it's an open competitive market e.g. Steam competes against Amazon, GMG, etc. Whereas on a console you're just stuck with whatever Sony or Microsoft gives you.
#8WinternovaPosted 7/1/2014 5:23:58 PM
The PC gaming market is completely different from the console gaming market. There's no approval process, no licensing fees to get the game on the console, and a completely different target market. It's comparing apples to dolphins.
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#9scoobydoobydontPosted 7/1/2014 5:26:39 PM
Winternova posted...
The PC gaming market is completely different from the console gaming market. There's no approval process, no licensing fees to get the game on the console, and a completely different target market. It's comparing apples to dolphins.


Except there is an approval process for Steam, however lax, and Valve takes a cut no different to "licensing fees" on consoles.
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#10PoweredMilkManPosted 7/1/2014 5:30:35 PM
Steam sales are amazing I bought about 15 games and spent about 25 bucks
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