PCs dying and WoW

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i've only purchased/built 6 computers/laptops since 1984, and four of them are still operational for web surfing. i make my machines last a long time before i scrap them.
You mean laptops and tablets are taking over from them? Ugh, as well as being difficult to use compared with desktop keyboard and mouse, they also tend to have much smaller screens. My eyesight's starting to go (it does that past the age of around 40). No thanks.
Pre-built pc "sales" may be dying, but that doesn't mean that pc's are.
Pre-built pc "sales" may be dying, but that doesn't mean that pc's are.


are you implying that home built are replacing the decline in overall desktop sales? or do simply mean that people that want to home build desktops will keep them from going the way of the dodo? If it's the former I think you need a reality check.
I picked up a 49 buck raspberry pi. Is that a PC? It works like one. The labels hardly even matter, but I think it's pretty clear there is a strong market for people who want high end gaming systems past what consoles can offer.
I do not see pc's going away anytime soon.
That said i do see how we interact with them changing rather fast. Tablets and smartphones (with are really just small tablets) have brought us touchscreen use to the forefront. Think tactile interfaces. Lets face it much more new user friendly.
Think about it instead keybinds you have to memories you can simply tap the abilities on the screen. I think wow would translate over to touchscreen use very easy.
I know right now i would LOVE to be able to display my hotbars on my tablet and use it instead of the keyboard.

To me the newest turn in pc is the all in one type of system. atm i dont care for them mainly due to them not being as upgrade friendly. But i can foresee a future where the box under the desk is gone.
Windows 8 is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! =/= PC is dying.

Plus anyone with an apple will eventually explode from too much "local coffee shop espresso" if they don't lose their hearing/eyesight from "terrible music".

More often than not though, they just end up being strangled to death by their own studded belts and bracelets or the feathers in their hair combined with improperly wearing flannel gets them sent to the ER.

Whenever they re-release Windows 98 Second Edition, we will probably discover warp travel and be invited into the Galactic Republic.
PC sales are down because people that don't play games or use excell and stuff don't really need a PC when they have a tablet/smartphone

PC gaming is alive and well as long as LoL, SC, WoW, etc don't go console
Of all the gamers Iv ever met none were pc gamers. Actually I don't think iv ever met anyone with a gaming pc.

It may not be dead but they sure aren't very popular.

Just guessing but id say pc gamers make up less than 10% of the general gaming population, And even that's being generous.

I mean when you go to bestbuy or walmart or something how many pc games do you see? Most of the time it's one tiny little shelf in the corner while consoles have entire aisles of games and accessories. Does gamestop even sell pc games any more? Plus just about every pc game these days is a console port.

What's that digital downloads you say? ......................please.

Consoles are where the moneys at.
Windows 8 is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! =/= PC is dying.

Plus anyone with an apple will eventually explode from too much "local coffee shop espresso" if they don't lose their hearing/eyesight from "terrible music".

More often than not though, they just end up being strangled to death by their own studded belts and bracelets or the feathers in their hair combined with improperly wearing flannel gets them sent to the ER.

Whenever they re-release Windows 98 Second Edition, we will probably discover warp travel and be invited into the Galactic Republic.


Did not end as beginning would have implied.
Plus anyone with an apple will eventually explode from too much "local coffee shop espresso" if they don't lose their hearing/eyesight from "terrible music".

More often than not though, they just end up being strangled to death by their own studded belts and bracelets or the feathers in their hair combined with improperly wearing flannel gets them sent to the ER.


Seriously?

I don't own any studded belts, I don't own any bracelets, I might have once had a feather in my hair when I was like 9, I don't think I worn flannel in the last 25 years, If I eventually explode from buying a coffee most days I guess I can accept that. Where the heck do you get such arbitrary hatred?

The pc is not not so much dieing as its just not the only thing around anymore, Tablets and gaming consoles have their place but they are just not well suited to something like wow.
PC sales going down reflects an office/professional transition to all tablet/smartphone offices... The bulk of Blizzard's audience-gamers-do now and shall forever on own a desktop PC/Mac.
PC sells are down because

#1) People can get better PCs for cheaper by building them themselfs.

and

#2) People cant afford things that they could before when they had a job, or a really good paying job. Alot of people had to make changes due to having to settle for lesser paying jobs.
sales might also be declining if the machines are lasting longer.

Except for updates to software making old machines unusable, a ten year old machine is perfectly serviceable for many functions.


Agreed. Wow's graphics aren't very taxing so you can play WoW on an old PC.
PC sales declining is not an opinion...
PC sales declining is not an opinion...


No, it's a fact,,

Why?

Market saturation. Simple as. Most households have a PC of some description now. So they only get new ones when the time comes to upgrade the hardware. There will always be PC sales for this very reason.

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