Console games will never stay competitive with PC - and here's why

3. Console Gamers Move On from Games Quickly

It doesn't matter if a console developer is trying to hone in on the competitive scene or capture average gamers for multiplayer, they all tend to face the same issue - a sudden drop in population. Usually games like Call of Duty or Battlefield only keep a large online population for a few months before gamers move on to a new title, often never return.

Once that population is gone, the chance to create a competitive community around it are also sunk. Console games simply lack the staying power that PC-based titles like League of Legends or CS:GO have to keep a constant population going. Adding in small amounts of new content to keep attracting new players and bringing back old ones helps keeps these titles fresh without changing too much.

Published Jul. 4th 2015

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