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31. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 15, 2013, 09:52 Beamer
 
Dades wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 09:06:
Beamer wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 08:27:
I didn't realize we were comparing them. Again, XBL has a larger community than Steam. Easier to find games. More friends on it.

No it doesn't. Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s, the number of which that are online is unknown. They claimed 25 million paying Live subscribers. Steam has 50 million unique, active accounts. They are very comparable in size and on the same playing field. Steam also has more overall functionality than Xbox Live. No one eats alone either, its very easy to find games and friends thanks to the community and groups.

the world we live in

That's the world you live in, you don't speak for anyone else.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

You're missing the point. If you want to find a game on XBL it will have a larger community. For a game like Borderlands 2 or CoD there are exponentially more players on XBL. Yes, it's for the most popular games, but the most popular games are the most played games.

XBL has a more active online gaming community. Period. Its concentrated in a few small places, but those places are thriving more than anything on Steam.

And it is the world we live in. Look at device sales. Laptops with integrated graphics: selling lots. Laptops with dedicated graphics: not selling lots. Desktops: barely selling.

Lastly, there are 40 million paying XBL customers. Not 25 million. 40 million.
 
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