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#4364706 - 06/19/17 03:24 AM SIm Related Question.  
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Hi Guys,

I was thinking the other day (Big for me) while i was watching my boy play a race game on his xbox one.

Here is the question.

Say out of 100 gamers how many of them would be simers. Be it flight/land/Sea ?

And would you give the war thunder/WOT crowd a 1/2 % point as some could be moved over to a more full realism sim. Like DCS now that more content is coming online.

Just Thinking


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#4364736 - 06/19/17 11:12 AM Re: SIm Related Question. [Re: O_Smiladon]  
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I would take an educated guess and say that probably about 2-3 out of every 100 PC gamers play hardcore simulations like Dangerous Waters, DCS, Grand Prix Legends, etc.

If you expand that to include casual sims like Strike Fighters, the Dirt racing series and Cold Waters then I'd estimate about 5-6 out of every 100 PC gamers.

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#4364966 - 06/20/17 06:58 AM Re: SIm Related Question. [Re: O_Smiladon]  
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Depends on the definition.

Hard Core simulations? Maybe one in a hundred. If you add games like Forza and the other 'lite' driving games I bet the number is around 10/100.

WOT or WOW to me is not a simulation but could be a gateway to other games, something akin to people who initially play Battlefield and then look at games like ARMA.

We are a niche market. That isn't necessarily bad but it does mean that we won't get a lot of big titles since the cost to produce these games is a lot higher than for much more simple shooters.

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#4364974 - 06/20/17 08:23 AM Re: SIm Related Question. [Re: O_Smiladon]  
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I don't know the exact percentage of WT players playing 'Simulator mode' but it is a tiny proportion of the millions of subscribers to the game, and most of those sim mode players are on ground forces I believe.

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