In the last Two weeks or so, I've bought at least ten or more games for our Nintendo Wii what with all the sale and mark down prices.
That also includes the newest Super Mario Brothers in the Red package.
Aside from that, I saw an excellent limited edition package deal at WalMart today which I was very tempted to buy. A 46" 1080p Sony Bravia TV with a Sony PlayStation 3 for something like $986 in store.
[citation][nom]ssalim[/nom]That's because there haven't been any good games in Q4 2009, except maybe Left4Dead2 and ModernWarfare2 and Dragon Agerigins[/citation]
awh you beat me to it. That was exactly what i was about to say
Nothing to be concerned about. I just added Midnight club La, NFS Shift, Dirt2 and Forza3 to my already very large collection of games. What i m saying is the console ain't going anywhere. For the PC gaming, well things aren't looking too good. Practically all game programming done today is console first then ported over to PC. And when the next gen consoles come out it's only going to get worse, Which really sucks because at one time i was a hardcore PC gamer for a lot of years, spent a ton of money on it.
"Sony reports that its PlayStation 3 is the only home system to register year-on-year growth"
Well easy to say when it was the only console that was barely selling any good numbers since release till the Slim/Pricedrop. I wouldnt advise them to be proud of this but well done in the overrall boost. No more aces up their sleeves for next year than the expected 3 titles so again they are in danger of loosing steam.
but yeah I agree with the rest/ I never really found use for sales numbers to the gamer himself its plain pointless. Might be feeding the kiddos that wanna sex up their systems. But thats about it.
thats what happends when everyone starts focusing to much on graphics and physics and releases a mediocre story line.Most games these days have not been that great so everyone saved they're money for the couple of good gamesl ike Dragon age and borderlands n such.
[citation][nom]widcard[/nom]let's see, the last big title built from the ground up for the PC was Crysis. That was back in 07.[/citation]
Just quit while you are ahead... You dont know what you are talking about and spitting out information you know nothing about. How can you say that Crysis was the last big title built from the ground up for the PC..? There are so many titles for both console and PC that never make it to each other, it isnt funny. Take just about any RTS game for instance, a gaming model that doesnt work well on consoles due to the lack of mouse and keyboard. If you followed the entire industry, you would know that there are many titles that are exclusive to one of the other. And what even classifies as "Big" as you put it. You're just looking at some popular releases and ignoring everything else.
PC Gaming isnt dead, just currently sharing the love with consoles as well. Which if your typical console gamer would get his head out of his own a$$, would know that PC gaming is where it is at. Sure consoles can be initially cheaper, but the average title on PC costs less in the store and your average console setup isnt cheap after you figure in extra controllers, wifi adapters, membership fees, gaming hardware, etc. A cheap gaming PC can be had for the same money.
I would argue PC gaming is soon going to thrive even more, as current gen console hardware becomes increasingly out of date. We already know that this gen consoles are going to be the longest life gen ever. Not being replaced for another 2-4 years from now. I dont know about you, but even with me being a console game system owner (mostly for games like Rock Band and streaming movies to another room), even I know the console system is already getting long in the tooth...
[citation][nom]kami3k[/nom]And why the fuck are we listening to what the NPD says? They are only including sales in the USA, and even then it's only a few stores they count.NPD is useless and should never again be used until they actually count the rest of the world.[/citation]
Statistically the data may still be relevant as if they are showing similar data for last year with the same data pool, the trend may be extrapolated to other regions with similar consumer tastes. I am not saying it wouldnt be nice to consider the data as a whole, but in practical terms, that really isnt possible. It also may just be the side of the story they want to highlight. For whatever reason.
I agree with you though that the numbers may be skewed.