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Interview with David Riley (NPD) and gamepro:

http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=129808

GamePro: Why should gamers care about monthly NPD data?

Riley: The NPD Group's primary goal is to help advance the industry, but we also work hard to make sure that all interested consumers are kept up to speed on what's happening by providing them with industry-supported, comprehensive and legitimate market research. ....

Why shouldn't they?

My experience tells me that any gamer truly interested in the industry is interested in sales research and analysis. If they're not, they're probably not reading this article.

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There are also 3 other questions. Intressing i find this statement:

"Digital downloads are on the rise, PC gaming is becoming increasingly important to the industry" .

Sorry, but isn't it the other way around? PC gaming losing ground to consoles?

 

 



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Just_Ben said:

Interview with David Riley (NPD) and gamepro:

http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=129808

GamePro: Why should gamers care about monthly NPD data?

Riley: The NPD Group's primary goal is to help advance the industry, but we also work hard to make sure that all interested consumers are kept up to speed on what's happening by providing them with industry-supported, comprehensive and legitimate market research. ....

Why shouldn't they?

My experience tells me that any gamer truly interested in the industry is interested in sales research and analysis. If they're not, they're probably not reading this article.

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There are also 3 other questions. Intressing i find this statement:

"Digital downloads are on the rise, PC gaming is becoming increasingly important to the industry" .

Sorry, but isn't it the other way around? PC gaming losing ground to consoles?

 

 


 On the PC issue, there has sort of been an information war between both sides for a while now.  I personally am of the opinion that PC gaming hasn't gone up or down all that much over the past few years and as long as developers like valve and the source engine are around providing high quality games with easy to meet system requirements I don't see it going down any time soon.



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Lol, he's write in his answer to the 2nd question...



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PC gaming is both becomming more and less important at the same time in my opinion ...

Being that everyone now owns a PC that can play some form of videogame on it the PC has been one of the most important devices in expanding the market in recent history. At the same time fewer people than ever before own cutting edge hardware so the technically advanced PC games are selling fewer units than they ever have before.



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it matters since the system that sold the more, will have more support from developpers and then it will be more safe to buy it (more during more time).



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@libellule

True libellule really the system with the most game sales will get the most support, and I totally agree. Thats why I look at the monthly data from NPD and VGChartz, just to make sure my system of choice is still selling the way it should and the PSP is doing better than the Xbox 360 in Japan. And the Xbox 360 is doing better than the PS3 here in America. So its really true that gamers should look at sales. Cause who here whats to buy a losing console?



well obviously a lot go on Sony's forum you'll see ;)

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MMORPGs are critical to the PC industry now. WoW is keeping it alive - take out ALL WoW sales + expansion packs, and I think you would see a pretty sorry sight.

MS has also started pushing for a revival - they see a market opportunity there, and will take it thanks to Windows OS.



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