What is the current Motorola/PPC install base?

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Does anyone have any figures for how many customers last month, or last year that are buying games that have a Motorola or PPC system?
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The Omni Group does: http://update.omnigroup.com/
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http://sparkle.adium.im/ is the other set of public stats. Neither for games, and the Omni stats track software update requests from installed commercial apps, where the Adium stats track software update requests from installed freeware app, so neither are tracking purchases either.
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Interesting. I hadn't seen the Adium Sparkle stuff before. I am very surprised by two things: 1) Just how big the percentage of laptop users is. I guess Jobs wasn't exaggerating at the keynote that most of the Macs they sell are laptops. 2) The Mac Mini looks to be quite a bit smaller share than MacPro and iMac? I would've never guessed that.
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Also amusing: 4 people on Adium using a 3-processor mac o_O
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Ha! I missed that. How the heck does that happen? I suppose one could disable a core on a quad? But what would be the point of that I wonder?
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Thanks, looks like I'll be supporting PowerPC.
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I have always liked being backwards compatible, but I never earned much from it. Mac gamers know that they must have Intel or buy second-hand games.

I do support PowerPC when I can, but if it is troublesome for some reason, I wouldn't hesitate to drop it from one specific product. It is just like OS9 and pre-10.4 support, both are gone from my code now, while PowerPC stays yet some time.
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