Editorial: The sky is falling

Posted on Sunday, Feb 03 2008 @ 04:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bit Tech just published an editorial titled "The sky is falling", which discusses the state of the PC games industry following the latest half-cracked study that ignores most PC game sales. If you could post a link on your site that would be very much appreciated.

PC game sales only account for 14 percent of total sales, according to the latest half cracked study that ignores most PC games sales. Is it the beginning of a bad joke, or are the first pieces of the computer game sky falling? Brett Thomas discusses the hype, marketing, and utter idiocy.

"And here, we reach a conundrum - how do you account for sales figures that aren't released, even when you know they're substantial enough to impact the equation? The answer, it seems, is that we don't - and I can understand that, from a statistical approach. You can't account for data you don't have.

What bugs me, though, is the industry's pretence like it doesn't matter. And what bugs me even further is that they do have volumes of information on one form of digital distribution: piracy. That figure will be subtracted from brick-and-mortar retail market sales to come up with the 'net sales' of the PC industry.."

Read on at Bit Tech.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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