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Old 2011-10-31, 22:51   Link #307
Vallen Chaos Valiant
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Join Date: Nov 2004
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Age: 36
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Originally Posted by 0utf0xZer0 View Post
Regardless of piracy, PC game companies with a loyal fanbase still sell games. Hell, I've had a game pirate tell me that he always bought games from Bioware, Blizzard, and Valve because those were his three favourite studios and observed similar behaviour among other pirates.

THey may not have released a game in half a decade and hence been overshadowed by other companies, but I don't believe for a second that ID Software has much trouble selling games on the PC. So I don't think that's an excuse for half-assing a title of Rage's stature. Ditto for Skyrim when it comes out, since the Elder Scrolls franchise has a dedicated following.
Yet that still doesn't change the fact that there are more console customers than PC customers. The question isn't if it sells or not, but the fact that PC gets drowned out by console products.

And as I say, the issue of PC pirating is really a non-issue when compared to console sales.
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