Are PCs on the way out?

That’s what the BBC is speculating, at least. They point to the fact that this year the amount of PCs sold decreased drastically, with consumers instead spending their money on internet-abled devices such as smartphones and tablets. There’s one arena in which PCs still kill: gaming.

“There are significant games that are due for release soon and they might be the killer app that drives the upgrade,” Crucial spokesman Robby Maclean said.

The graphics heavy games in question are Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, and they could be the titles that prise open the wallets of those hardcore system builders.

Gartner, a research firm that watches the PC market, is convinced that the PCs will once again find a place in the hearts of consumers.

For what it’s worth, the current ratio of Macs to PCs in Kill Screen’s office is 4:1. We also have two iPads for office use.

-Drew Millard

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