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Like Arcade master race, is PC a dying civilization?

#21NicoC96Posted 9/22/2013 1:01:13 PM
Pre-built gaming PC sales might be going down, but that doesn't mean the number of gamers is going down as well. People might just be throwing in the latest graphics card, or have learnt how to build a PC by themselves. Also, there is less and less reasons to upgrade your computer with every single release of new products. The jump for Sandy Bridge to Ivy wasn't huge, neither was Ivy to Haswell. So of course PC and PC part sales are going down, you are getting a larger return to stick with a computer for 2+ years instead of just 1.
#22NingishzidaPosted 9/22/2013 1:11:23 PM
steveboblarry posted...
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lol
#23KeyeszxPosted 9/22/2013 1:11:45 PM
knightimex posted...
yars posted...
pc prices have been going down for decades.


So has sales, just saying.


How can you actually check the price of PC sales? Laptops, prebuilts, and custom built pc all can't be calculated in your statement that the sales are dropping. Even if they are how do you account for custom built pc since buying a part doesn't equate to a new PC. I think people are more or less upgrading slowly and not outright buying a full set of parts anymore. Your statement has nothing to back it up.
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#24runromPosted 9/22/2013 1:40:42 PM
Software, not hardware is what determines platform longevity. It is why iOS and Android are doing great while Blackberry OS is dying. It is why the PS2 did so well while GameCube and Xbox struggled.

Second, TC doesn't take into account that...surprise surprise...people still demand good software, which is why GTA5 is doing excellent in sales.

TC is delusional with the belief that PCs will die out based on hardware alone. Unless people stop demanding good software and game devs stop developing, then yes, a platform is dead.
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