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14. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 9, 2010, 18:49 Kosumo
 
Well they are saying 32 million+ consoles in the UK for that , what 62 million people, about 1/2 Brits?

I would own 3 computers you could call a gaming PC (upgrade 12-18 monthish) Do I count as 3?
 
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13. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 9, 2010, 06:02 LittleMe
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 18:16:
Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.

I would venture closer to 10+ million.

RTFA headline. The topic is UK console base to which I believe ASJD was saying 3+ million gaming PC's for just the UK which sounds about right if one says that any PC with a reasonably modern graphics card (past four years).

UK population is 61.2 million. 3 million gaming PC's means one in twenty Brits has a gaming PC. Sounds like a reasonable guess.

3+ million for the world population is grossly understated so he was referring to UK. 10+ million for just the UK means 1/6 Brits has a gaming PC?

 
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12. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 23:40 mag
 
Are there sales figures anywhere out there for video cards? How many Radeon 4770 & faster or GeForce 260 or faster cards do you think are out there? That'll pretty much give you the installed base of gaming cards.

How many video cards do you have to sell to remain profitable? There've got to be more than a few million of those.

Edit: Some Googling revealed no primary sources, but there were comments on blogs about Nvidia selling 800,000 Geforce 8800 GTXs and GTSs in only three months, and about AMD selling about 300,000 5850/5870s in its first couple of months, and that there's about a global market for 20 million video cards.

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11. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 22:43 Verno
 
Actually thanks to consoles these days people can get away with gaming on lesser chipsets than most of us would consider. I was reading a recent review of an HTPC box that had an Nvidia ION chipset and it could still play things like L4D2 and WoW at what the masses would probably think is playable.  
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10. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 19:52 killer_roach
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 16:33:
Was it ASeven arguing with me last week that most laptops are capable of gaming and don't come with integrated graphics?

Depends on the laptop... all Macbooks have discrete GPUs, although most of them are pretty poor. I really wouldn't want to game on a mobile GPU any lower than the Radeon 4650 that's in my laptop, and that's not exactly a) a stellar GPU, but sadly b) still a relatively high-end option in a mid-sized laptop.
 
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9. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 18:30 Enahs
 
You can play WoW just fine on a pretty mediocre system right now.


But just the Steam hardware statistics alone say there are more then 3 million decent gaming rigs. Not top of the line, but decent.


 
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8. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 18:16 xXBatmanXx
 
ASJD wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 13:49:
Bumpy wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 12:26:
Gee, wonder what the PC installed base is.

Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.

I would venture closer to 10+ million.
The avg daily CONCURRENT users on Steam is a usual high point of 3 Million. Are you telling me no one else has a gaming rig?

The latest numbers if I remember correctly said something that only about 60% or so (can't remember) of consoles are connected to the internet. I think it is safe to say there are a hell of a lot of people that play games that don't use Steam and also those that aren't connected to the 'nets.

I hate to use it as an example - but Wiki shows there are apprx 12 million WoW subscribers. Take that for what you will....
 
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7. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 18:13 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 16:33:
Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.

Thank god I'm not the dick to say it.


Was it ASeven arguing with me last week that most laptops are capable of gaming and don't come with integrated graphics?

While I am certainly more optimistic than you on the number, I did find that particular comment hilarious.
 
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6. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 18:11 Tony!!!
 
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Can we STOP referring to THIS GEN as Next Gen already!
 
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5. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 16:48 JoeNapalm
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 16:33:
Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.

Thank god I'm not the dick to say it.


My guess? Nobody bloody knows.

How do you track that, when anyone with a little bit of know-how can throw a nice rig together on their kitchen table?

Probably another reason that so many are so interested in proclaiming the death of the PC, come to think of it...@#$%s up their precious marketing metrics.

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4. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 16:33 Beamer
 
Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.

Thank god I'm not the dick to say it.


Was it ASeven arguing with me last week that most laptops are capable of gaming and don't come with integrated graphics?
 
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3. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 15:46 Rattlehead
 
Woo new SSX is about fucking time.  
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2. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 13:49 ASJD
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 8, 2010, 12:26:
Gee, wonder what the PC installed base is.

Gaming PCs? Probably about 3 million.
 
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1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2010, 12:26 Bumpy
 
Gee, wonder what the PC installed base is.  
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