Quote: Originally Posted by swordsx48
What I don't get is that I'm told that there are more PC players than X360 and PS3 combined but for some reason, no one I know personally has a gaming PC.
Realistically, how many people do you know and are they what could be considered atypical of the target demographic? (It's more of a rhetorical, not personal, question)
Your location, local economic status, personal economical status etc can also play a big part.
For example, an area which is generally considered to be of a 'poor, or low socioeconomic status' you would find consoles are favored over PC usage due to price. A console is both cheaper and easier to steal than a PC. Sharing games is arguably easier than PC. These are but a few minor, yet pivotal details that play a large factor in why you see more consoles than gaming PCs.
Regardless of status, consoles also make for easier gifts than PCs. Recipients of these gifts are largely children/teens.
In an area of more wealth, it would be more common to see either a PC or console, often both in one home. Gaming PC usage would start to get higher because parents can afford better pre-built PC's, or can afford higher end parts and whatnot.
Obviously the above is very generalized, but it's enough to give an idea why what you see is at odds with the way it apparently is.
But it makes sense considering I'm in high school where people aren't too smart.
lol, that says a lot about your school