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May 25th, 2012, 22:49
Originally Posted by drae View Post
PC gaming has been staging a comeback for the last 5 years or so. Since 2010 more money has been generated through PC game sales than console game sales and in 2011 PC games raked in a record 18.6 billion dollars (expected to grow to 25 billion in 2015.) Also, considering the average budget of developing a multiplatform console game is over 20 million dollars (compared to 5 million in 2005 and about 1 million in 2000,) and that some developers have already come out complaining that developing games for the next xbox will see development costs double AGAIN, and I think you'll be seeing more developers concentrating on the PC market in the future even with the piracy threat.
Better to wait for the next generation of consoles to say that.

Comparison is rather undue at the moment. Developpers are caged with the obsolescence of consoles. They are nearing the optimal technological yield from console developpment.

Seven years or eight year old consoles which features a simple core processor etc while multi threading developpment is amortized in many ways, no longer a match for PCs.
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