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PC gaming market actually grew 8 percent in 2012
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Default PC gaming market actually grew 8 percent in 2012 - 03-29-2013, 07:58 | posts: 21,376 | Location: Guru3D testlab

A study from the PC Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming market saw an overall growth of 8 percent in 2012 to a market value of $20 billion. Interestingly, despite various claims that PC gaming is dead, the...

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Default 03-29-2013, 11:01 | posts: 6,726 | Location: Portland, Oregon

It's all League Of Legends players heh.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 12:18 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

Good to hear. I think people who say PCs will be obsolete soon are being silly.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 12:56 | posts: 791 | Location: RO TM

PC gaming can't become obsolete as long as all the games are made on PC , if they will find another way to make games then maybe , i think that the PC gaming still has a long way to go.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 16:15 | posts: 218 | Location: NYC

Of course it did. Whoever says otherwise is on M$ paycheck. They have been trying to destroy PC gaming since crap box came out.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 16:18 | posts: 13,604 | Location: USA

This just says it all. Frack the nay sayers.

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A study from the PC Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming market saw an overall growth of 8 percent in 2012 to a market value of $20 billion. Interestingly, despite various claims that PC gaming is dead, the market grew 90 percent over the past five years. The alliance claims there are over a billion PC gamers and notes China now accounts for 34 percent of PC gaming revenue.
   
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Desktop PC, tower-setup, does not and NEVER will have
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Default Desktop PC, tower-setup, does not and NEVER will have - 03-29-2013, 19:24 | posts: 484 | Location: Serbia

an alternative. Laptop-styled comp will NEVER become a true replacement for it - huge capacity hard drives or/and SSDs, unlimited number of internal and external devices have their full meaning only in so-called home environment where traditional desktop PC is a GOD.

On-the-go solutions, like ''cloud storage'' and other services were never, are not and never will be reliable - the only real resources that you can rely upon is what you have ''locally'', inside the chassis of your desktop PC.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 19:34 | posts: 10,211 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Laptops won't be a replacement, but they're the best alternative, bigger laptops you're oft talking 2 hard drives, plus a mini pci-e SSD slot as well now, and the more expensive ones are upgradable, just within certain constraints, certainly far more expensive and never going to quite reach the same speeds as a similarly priced desktop pc.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 20:13 | posts: 326

Why won't you die already ?
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 20:33 | posts: 10,442 | Location: Toledo Ohio

I see that gaming is more and more becoming a part of the normal everyday society. That's the big reason right now! It's becoming "cool" to be considered a gamer, and that's growing just about every year. PC hardware is finally starting to become cheaper, a bit easier to understand and use, and you're able to get PC parts easily just about anywhere now. Other than that, you have the social sites releasing games that require a PC, you have all these F2P games where people will play with or without paying for extra content, and there is finally hardware that is cost effective enough to keep for awhile.
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 21:10 | posts: 5,988 | Location: Канад

I doubt most of the sales were AAA or AA Titles more like Shovelware all game markets are satuarated with this trash of late but its cheap so it sells
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 23:38 | posts: 5,190 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

Might pick up a ps3 to celebrate. Im serious...i'll do it, and theres nothing you can do sto.... mmmmm dooowwwnsampling nom nom nom must overclock more
   
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Default 03-30-2013, 10:55 | posts: 3,642 | Location: Poland

If mortal kombat 9 comes to PC i dont need console anymore.
   
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Default 03-30-2013, 20:08 | posts: 264 | Location: New Zealand

While its nice to get a bit of acknowledgement coming from the PC Gaming Alliance is completely worthless they do absolutely nothing but charge their members large yearly fees and make statements like this where exactly did they get their sales figures from steam? I highly doubt it. The whole report reads more like a sales pitch join the pc gaming alliance today and you too can do nothing at all while we laugh all the way to the bank http://pcgamingalliance.org/press/en...lusive-reports it no wonder really why a whole heap of them left awhile back why waste money on a useless organisation
   
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Default 04-02-2013, 01:18 | posts: 2,253 | Location: 0.0.0.0

So like... PC gaming is dead...

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Default 04-02-2013, 06:45 | posts: 6,878 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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Good to hear. I think people who say PCs will be obsolete soon are being silly.
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