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Comment Re:No like until now: Sega 2.0 overlods (Score 1) 277

You could have said the exact same thing about the PC vs consoles for the past 30 years, and yet, consoles keep on kicking.

Maybe 15 years. In the olden days, your PS2 had a DVD drive when your PC had just got a CD drive, and your PS1 had a CD drive when having one on your PC meant you were a millionaire.

Your SNES was running Star Fox and Mario Kart when your PC could just about play Civ 1 with 16 colours and the sounds were bleeps from a speaker in your computer case.

Comment Re:Nintendo is here to stay! (Score 1) 277

How exactly are Nintendo always on top? The Wii U is selling less than the Gamecube, and that was a total bust. When you think about it, three out of Nintendo's last four home consoles were flops. Four out of five if you count the Virtual Boy. Even the SNES managed to lose millions of sales in a growing market.

They're basically kept alive by the handheld division, and the 3DS is selling worse than the DS as mobile games start to nibble into their market.

Where exactly do you see Nintendo in five years? The Wii U sells so badly investors force them out of the home console market, the handhelds lose more and more market share, their core franchises become less and less relevant as fewer people have the platforms to play them.

Their only option will be to become solely a software developer, and release their games cross-platform. Then they'll be one of those third-party developers they've been shitting on since the 80s.

Comment Re: Nintendo is here to stay! (Score 2) 277

Actually, unlike Microsoft and Sony, all Nintendo has to do is sell the system and they've already made a profit, even on launch day.

So why did they start losing money during the Wii generation, when they even made a profit with the Gamecube?

A Nintendo executive admitted that they need to sell multiple games per system to break even on the Wii U.

Also, the Wii U is selling worse than the Gamecube. Which sold worse than the N64. Which sold worse than the SNES. Which sold worse than the NES. Nintendo's home console sales have been in terminal decline since the 80s.

The Wii was just a fad, the singing billy bass of consoles. Its playerbase won't buy a Wii U, they won't even buy a PS4 or an Xbone. They'll buy a tablet and play angry birds or whatever.

Nintendo's home console has no market. The hardcore gamers are on Xbone/PS/PC, the casuals are on tablets and phones, they've basically got Zelda and Mario fans.

Comment Re:THE DEATH OF PC GAMING (Score 1) 272

There's only so much room in the market for a generic AAA shooter. Release ten of them in a year and don't be surprised if only one or two of them sell anything. Most people who buy those sorts of games barely buy any games at all (some activision guy recently said as such), so going after the COD market is dooming yourself to failure.

Comment Re:Actually you can have both (Score 1) 396

Rockstar can't code for shit? They made a game with the scale and spectacle of GTAV run on a console with half a gig of total memory. A PC can't even boot Windows in that much memory.

How many PC games with recommended specs of eight gigs and discrete graphics cards don't even have a fraction of the details of GTAV? How many thousand dollar PCs are running the latest $180/year MMOs where all the NPCs just stand still, where there's no day-night cycle, where your characters don't get wet when they go in the water, where you get loading screens every zone, where clothes don't animate properly, where NPCs don't react to what the character does etc.

If Rockstar can't code for shit, then PC coders must be all fucking worthless. Btw the Steam survey has serious selection problems. It won't count the majority of PC gamers playing WoW or League of Legends or Runescape or Sim City.

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