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Old July 5th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #101
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My guess is that his argument is that many of those 120 million people (in out region) playing those games online are the same people across multiple platforms (he'd most likely be right about that), and that it's still not the majority of console gamers this generation. I'm just playing devil's advocate here.
So you are telling me that he doesn't know what niche or mainstream means, then. A majority of people in the world don't listen to Lil Wayne but guess what....
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My guess is that his argument is that many of those 120 million people (in out region) playing those games online are the same people across multiple platforms (he'd most likely be right about that), and that it's still not the majority of console gamers this generation. I'm just playing devil's advocate here.
There is some crossover. But games like League of Legends require such a time investment i'm pretty certain the crossover is a very small percentage of the 120 million.
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So you are telling me that he doesn't know what niche or mainstream means, then. A majority of people in the world don't listen to Lil Wayne but guess what....
I'm just the messenger.
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So with the PS3, 360, and games on the PC like League of Legends, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft you have roughly 120 million people playing online.

That number is still niche to you?
What about consoles do you guys not understand here? I keep talking about consoles and you guys keep randomly throwing in stats about PC games.

No wonder you can't comprehend the reality. You have repeatedly shown you don't even comprehend the discussion.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #106
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So you are telling me that he doesn't know what niche or mainstream means, then. A majority of people in the world don't listen to Lil Wayne but guess what....
Retarded comparison. Lil Wayne is a dominant force in his field, he has had more singles in the top 100 than anyone in history. Online gaming doesn't dominate consoles in anyway shape or form. Almost half of 360's don't even have a live account.

Think about that for a second. You are trying to claim that online gaming is huge on consoles. Yet almost half of 360 owners ( the console most geared towards online gaming) care so little about it, or going online in general, that they didn't even bother to sign up for a free live account.

GTFOOH, lol.
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Retarded comparison. Lil Wayne is a dominant force in his field, he has had more singles in the top 100 than anyone in history. Online gaming doesn't dominate consoles in anyway shape or form. Almost half of 360's don't even have a live account.

Think about that for a second. You are trying to claim that online gaming is huge on consoles. Yet almost half of 360 owners ( the console most geared towards online gaming) care so little about it, or going online in general, that they didn't even bother to sign up for a free live account.

GTFOOH, lol.

Wtf are you getting your info from

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That figure includes silver memberships.

Not that I'm arguing speK's point. I'm just saying.
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Yes but he just said that almost half hasn't signed up for the free Xbox live.
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Someone in this thread, and I will not name names, has an issue with admitting they were wrong.

More people play online right now than the entire number of people who owned the genesis and SNES combined.

But it's still a niche.

The most popular console game, Call of Duty, has 40 million players a month across all Call of Duty games.

http://mp1st.com/2012/02/12/over-40-...down-by-title/

But online is still niche. Yup, only a handful of people play online, just a tiny, small, insignificant amount of people.
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For EA, at least, it's the system's lack of a rich multiplayer environment that's one of the big concerns - especially for sports titles. (That's part of the reason Madden won't appear on the system this year.)

"The lack of online engagement that we see on Wii U [is troubling]," says Moore. "It's so integral to what we do. They're so small it's hardly worth running the servers. It seems like a box that's out of sync with the future of EA - which is one that gives a real social feel to our games. The Wii U feels like an offline experience right now."
So niche that EA isn't bringing games to the Wii U because of it.
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Lol @ online gaming still being niche.

Come on, man.
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Will online gaming ever become be anything other than niche?

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Did he say that he won't ever be anything more than a niche thing? I don't remember anymore.
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Did he say that he won't ever be anything more than a niche thing? I don't remember anymore.
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online gaming is a niche market, it will never catch on with the mainstream market. it will always be a hardcore gaming niche. i cant belive the emphasis some people put on it. like Bigloser said, there are nine million people out there who dont have XBL.
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I'll be honest, I didn't think online console gaming would be as big a deal as it is now back in the XBOX/PS2/Gamecube days (on the PC, sure, I knew that of course), but I'd never hold to that today.

I think he might have to concede the point at this point.
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Imma' help you out here, Spek.

Things have changed since your initial prediction/declaration thirteen fucking years ago. Thats how life is! Acknowledge it and move on. Even people who don't game online know that there is such a common thing as gaming online. They don't play, but their kids do, their spouses do, their friends or relatives or coworkers do. Its a mainstream thing now.
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Imma' help you out here, Spek.

Things have changed since your initial prediction/declaration thirteen fucking years ago.
Holy shit. Children that some of us hadn't even sired when this thread was made are having awkward sex for the first time, probably right now as I type this.

Where did the time go?
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What year is it? Where is spektor? Probably playing Fortnite.
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