- Jan 1, 2011
Ok...still, how is this an advantage of tablets over PCs?The more people game on PCs the more PC games developers can sell. Games are like music or movies in that they tend to make the bulk of their money in the first few months of release. The more people that have the ability to play games on a tablet or PC the better. If you can sell a billion copies at a dollar a piece, make more money then selling 100 million at a higher price, and drive the competition under its a no-brainer.
There is still a constant push forward for more advanced graphics. That's only sustainable because people buy platforms with more graphics instead of the older, weaker platforms.Proprietary system like consoles and handhelds exist solely because the technology is immature and they are affordable. Not because the public has an insatiable appetite for games or the latest technology. People can afford a lot of things like digital audio tapes, but the overwhelming majority settle for the significantly inferior mp3 players because they are dirt cheap, portable, hold an incredible library, and mp3 is sound is good enough for the average Joe just like cheap beer.
Such PC gamers would be wrong. The Witcher 2. Metro games. Battlefield 3. Stalker games. There are still a good amount of games that push the limits of technology. Consoles have not yet put an end to PC gaming, and they will not put an end to PC gaming. Neither will tablets. PCs offer something consoles and tablets don't. Sure, some people want cheap generic everything. Heck, a lot of people want cheap generic everything. That doesn't mean everyone wants cheap generic everything, and PCs will always have that market that doesn't want cheap generic everything.I'm already hearing hard core PC gamers complain there are no new games coming out that can touch their rigs and the games that are coming out are heavily consolized and just plain crap. They blame consoles, but the trend is really towards cheap generic everything. Consoles are merely another step along the road towards standardization and will eventually go the way of the Betamax and other proprietary systems that just couldn't compete in the long run.