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lordmandeep said:
well is that many people do not have the specs to run such games.

Many computers can run such games but how many can run them at their full potential?

Most people have cheaper labtops these days anyways.

Cheaper laptops? Maybe where you live but certainly not over here. Laptops are way more expensive than proper PC's 



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Lostplanet22 said:
Gunman121 said:

Your statistics are mistaken. This is a success for the PC.

Remember, with the 360 + PS3 = Costs are more to produce the game + retail space + walmart/gamestop take.


PC titles are cheaper to build, Thus 250,000-500,000 is considered a success. With Digital distribution, Take Steam 100,000- 200,000 units is necessary to make a profit. (Steam takes 30 % ) While at stores they take 60-70% --- now note, steam didn't have BF3. Take origin. 100 % profit right there.

This is not a failure. A failure for the PC is when a boxed unit only sells 20-80,000.


(This is why The Witcher 2 was considered a success)

650.000 is not enough  to make profit though, also forget that PC games are also cheaper to buy while a console game will earn them more than an sold PC game in retail...

Not the case here, 60 bucks for limited edition pre order just like console versions, alot of profit from DD for EA.



The_Joker_Product said:
Nobody is gonna want to play PC games, with PS3 and Xbox its easy for anyone, you dont have to worry about specs or wonder if you can run it, you just put it in and anyone can play. You have a friends list where you can see if friends are on the game, the messaging system, even small things like achivements.

PC gaming is just a hassle, thats why nobody bothers with it except for these MMOs.


PC is for people who want flexibility and better graphics, but we've already learned from the Wii that the mass market doesn't give 2 shits about that since Wii's sales shits all over the 360 and PS3, so, you are obsolutely right, more is not always better, or Apple would have died a long time ago.



To quote some numbers. "with a further 500k estimated for digital PC sales" (http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88353/battlefield-3-sells-more-than-35m-copies-in-first-week/)

I have no idea how accurate that number is, but since we're using this sites figures that means the pc version has sold an estimated 1,157,505 on the pc and that doesn't include the second weeks digital sales. So yes, whilst the sales aren't as strong as the consoles over 1.1 million sales certainly isn't bad. Especially considering it doesn't include any further digital sales.

Furthermore there are rumours that it'll be released on Steam. If thats the case then I'll be buying it because I held out because I don't want to use Origin.



Digital sales are missing and probably make up a huge chunk of the game's sales



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Digital Sales are a huge part of total sales these days....especially for a game like battlefield, which is a mp focused game that requires a decent internet connection. Chances are those are the very same people who are more likely to download the game.

we also have to take in account how accurate are the PC software sales tracking?



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I want to provide this link yet again:
http://bf3stats.com/
Surprise, while the people in EMEAA are awake the PC/PS3 versions are whooping the 360 version in amount of players. As I said, EMEAA PC sales are much bigger than some of you here think (and than VGC indicates)



Gunman121 said:

Your statistics are mistaken. This is a success for the PC.

Remember, with the 360 + PS3 = Costs are more to produce the game + retail space + walmart/gamestop take.


PC titles are cheaper to build, Thus 250,000-500,000 is considered a success. With Digital distribution, Take Steam 100,000- 200,000 units is necessary to make a profit. (Steam takes 30 % ) While at stores they take 60-70% --- now note, steam didn't have BF3. Take origin. 100 % profit right there.

This is not a failure. A failure for the PC is when a boxed unit only sells 20-80,000.


(This is why The Witcher 2 was considered a success)

Can you tell me why are they cheaper to build? I'm not trolling you, I just don't get it.



Game of the year 2017 so far:

5. Resident Evil VII
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
2. Horizon Zero Dawn
1. Super Mario Odyssey

I don't know, maybe it's the pirate idiots whos to blame?

And i don't think it's because the game requires a monster pc. I have a midrange card, a xfx 6870 and it runs the game like a dream on full hd, 6870's aren't expensive these days.