Tag Archives: pc market
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 23:15 BST
Some things you just cannot make up no matter how hard you try. There’s a few of those in the shorts posted below.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 17:38 BST
Jon Peddie Research has announced its market forecast for PC gaming hardware, and while the report says consumer spending has slowed a bit in the gaming industry, the PC gaming segment has been especially resistant.
The firm has forecast the total PC hardware market to drop $1.4 billion due to recession-based sales and the lower cost of PCs and components. Despite this, PC gaming systems have suffered the least discounting due to the value consumers place on the system.
JPR says the reason the PC sector has lost less during the economic climate is due to consumers staying home more and spending less on outside entertainment.
“PC Gaming is a very economical form of entertainment, a $50 game can provide hundreds of hours of play, and it’s not uncommon for players to replay a game,” said the report.
“Also, purchases of a PC for gaming can be shared since the machine can be used for watching (and creating) videos, as well as office work and web browsing, something consoles can’t offer.”
PC sales are expected to reach $19 billion this year and outsell gaming consoles by almost $2 billion.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:23 BST
Speaking to Videogamer, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux’s issued a damning verdict on the state of the PC gaming industry, saying it’s in “tatters”.
“If you look at the gamer market on PC, I’ll be quite honest with you, it’s in tatters,” he said.
“There aren’t that many releases on PC. There are some high points like Crysis and what Blizzard is doing, but other than that you are restricted to The Sims and World of Warcraft, they seem to be dominating the PC side.”
The developer spoke directly about DRM issues currently affecting the platform.
“I would say while me as a player hates any restrictions, [but] I can understand that publishers need to do something to give them the confidence to make games for the PC, to spend the huge amounts of money necessary to spend on development and to get their return,” he said.
“Anything that may give them more confidence on the PC means that ultimately we as gamers will come out better off because they will invest more in the game.”
More through the link.