Console companies never needed PC gamers to begin with
All this bickering about nothing won't affect how the next wave of consoles will fly off the shelves.
Tashigi, on Jan 14, 2013 - 3:37 PM, said:
They have no choice but to pull the 10+ year thing again, before stopping manufacturing.
Their loss in hardware sales has to be made back anyway, although by now they probably have recoup the loss via license/DLC/patch fees, there's no reason not to keep milking.
Regardless, I choose not to take part in this.
The last generation of consoles, is the last for me.
They'd have to do something amazing and not to mention, less "fiasco" esque on the Sony side of things. As for Microsoft, I'm totally done there. For Nintendo... I don't even know what to think of the Wii U, so I'm done there too.
Sony has some shred of hope on my end, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
From here on is not just mainly PC/handheld for me, but it'll likely be the only thing.
I'd rather support Valve/Developers directly, than to feed these companies (MS/Nintendo/Sony) anymore. Although it's nowhere near as bad as how I feel about EA/Origin and lately even Blizzard/Activizion/Vivendi.
Sony is a multi billion dollar company, why do you care so much what they make? You keep bringing up the sales part of it as if affects operations. The ps3 is following the ps2. It will keep being manufactured up to 4 more years like the ps2 was. The ps4 is in the works, operations isn't affected at all. The console lifecycle is roughly 5-6 years. This is nothing new.
Amaro57, on Jan 14, 2013 - 6:11 PM, said:
Call me when Sony does something smart like Nintendo and makes their console MMO friendly. I'm not too interested in the PS4 right now as the PS3 has a solid line up ahead of itself these coming years.
MMO friendly? Really? Besides FFXIV and B&S is there an mmorpg matching console game quality? I don't see any mmorpg worth subscribing to. MMORPGs is the last thing console gamers need. This is again a PC gamer's point of view. It's like console gamers wanting PC games to have more storylines, higher quality production, etc.