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Posts tagged “pc sales”

Machinarium Has Sold Lots And Lots Of Copies

It's rather lovely when you learn of a tiny company consistently making splendid games is succeeding, rather than struggling to stay alive. Amanita Design, who RPS have championed for their witty, beautiful and smart adventure games since we launched, sent us some very interesting sales information about their robotic point-and-clicker, Machinarium [official site], after its four millionth sale.

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Feature: But Will There Be Jetpacks?

Moore’s Law and the Golden Age of PC Gaming

Walker's recent post on the prima facie petrifying plummet in PC sales got me thinking. Or rather rebooted a thought process I've been mulling lately. Just what is happening to the PC? You can make a strong argument, for instance, that we're entering a golden age of PC gaming. Faster graphics, cheaper ultra-HD screens, the new consoles as thinly disguised PCs, VR technology - the…

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Feature: Only 300 million?

PC Sales Drop 10%, But Is There Anything To Worry About?

So we see in the news again that PC shipments are falling. Doom! Doom! Abandon website! Or, indeed, perhaps not. The estimated number of PCs shipped in 2013 is thought to be around 300 million, according to regular soothsayers, IDC. That's the level in around 2008, and they're not expecting that number to significantly rise... Or fall.

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Feature: People, You Need Something To Play Them On

As PC Gaming Keeps Climbing, Hardware Sales Down

To analyse the state of the PC these days is to spin around until you get dizzy. PC gaming is climbing and climbing, with extraordinary numbers being published for games like Dota 2 and League Of Legends, the massive popularity of the download market, and the phenomenal rise of the indie market. When RPS launched nearly six years ago, there wasn't a single other big-name…

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Paradox Selling “Insane Amounts” On PC

We know when we're being manipulated. And we're being manipulated by the press release just put out by Paradox. It shows us nothing but this tantalising paraphrase of Hearts of Iron developer, Johan Andersson: "PC sales makes it difficult for us to consider developing console based titles." Ooh, you scamps. It seems Andersson is selling "insane amounts" of his games on PC, and sales are…

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